New committee for basketball association

New committee for basketball association

MASERU  – A new Lesotho Basketball Association (LBA) executive committee will be elected on January 28 when the association holds its Annual General Meeting (AGM) at Bambatha Tšita Sports Arena, the basketball body has confirmed.
The AGM was originally scheduled for last November but was postponed because schools were open and the majority of the LBA’s member teams and players are from Lesotho’s tertiary institutions.

The presence of all the association’s members is especially important because the LBA wants to hold an early elective meeting.
The current committee was elected in 2015 and its term was only due to finish towards the end of this year.
However, according to LBA public relations officer Ratšolo Molupe, the LBA has been compelled to call special elections because of “gaps” in the current executive committee.

For example, Vice-President Sekhoane Moshabesha is now based in South Africa and is unable to be hands on in the day-to-day running of the association something that has been one of the LBA’s secrets to success in recent years.
The association also has no director of referees in place.

“The current executive committee term was supposed to end towards the end of 2018 but we decided to go to elections early because some members were no longer active due to their personal commitments and that limited their participation in the association; the vice-president is not here as well as the director of referees,” Molupe said.

Submissions for members to nominate their favoured candidates for the different elective positions are open until Monday.
Molupe said the LBA is looking for candidates with leadership qualities because the executive committee represents the association as a whole.
“They need to be sensitive and brave so that they do not do or say things that will taint the association,” Molupe explained.

“If we do not choose competent candidates that can pose a threat to the association because even our potential sponsors will leave.”
Molupe as well as the LBA president, Molupe Mothepu, and secretary general, Palo Mohlotsane, have been in office since 2010.

Nkheli Liphoto

 

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