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BVF ready for elections

BVF President, Daniel Molaodi

There will be no more dilly-dallying at the Botswana Volleyball Federation (BVF) as their reasons not to stage the Annual General Meeting (AGM), will no longer hold water since Botswana National Sports Council (BNSC) has come to its rescue.

The AGM which according to the BVF constitution could have been held last year when the term of the current administration elapsed was delayed on the grounds that the finances which are an imperative item for the meeting were not audited. The “bankrupt” Federation had to wait for BNSC to disburse their annual grant so that they could pay an auditing firm to look at their books.

After BNSC released the funds earlier this month, BVF walked their promise as the finances are currently scrutinized by Price Water house Coopers.

“Everything is well we have submitted our draft finances to the auditors and after then we will host the elections,” BVF President, Daniel Molaodi explained.

According to Molaodi, the auditing process is expected to span for four weeks and after 21 days as enshrined in the constitution, the general assembly will convene.

“This according to the auditors means that the elections will be by the end of August to beginning of September,” the soft spoken leader noted.

The holdup saw Molaodi and company who assumed administration in 2011, trampling the constitution as they overstayed in office, for five years. This has since divided the volleyball family as evidenced by the April 23rd special general meeting where a seemingly annoyed lot wanted the elections by hook or crook even without the audited finances.

With the elections around the corner, the Molaodi led committee will leave volleyball in a new shape following constitution amendment which is currently awaiting stamp at the Registrar of Societies.

“We increased the executive members,” he continued, adding that, “we have included another Vice President who will be coordinating beach volleyball activities, marketing and publicity division as well as increasing additional members to two.” In the past the BVF committee was made up by only six members, but in the revised constitution there will be eight.

Asked whether he is interested in standing for another term, Molaodi says that is for the affiliates to decide.

“I don’t want to personalize it, the affiliates will have to decide. If they say I should stand I will be amenable to that, but as of now I can’t really say.”

Under his administration volleyball has been one of the country’s envied sports, with tranquil reining. Play rules and regulations which are in line with international bodies were implemented, besides the functioning commissions like referees and coaches wing also being started. 

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