Zipa out­line elec­toral roadmap

Sliz in­vite book­ings to sum­mer camp in Nyanga

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Sport - Fun­gai Mud­erere Sports Reporter Ricky Zililo re­cently in Nyanga Thu­peyo Mu­leya in Beit­bridge

ZIM­BABWE Pool As­so­ci­a­tion (Zipa) has out­lined an elec­toral roadmap to be used to for­mu­late all struc­tures of the as­so­ci­a­tion with­out vi­o­lat­ing its con­sti­tu­tion.

“This will be used to fa­cil­i­tate for the elec­tions, struc­tural set­ups from ward level to na­tional level as agreed at the Fe­bru­ary 23, Gweru work­shop res­o­lu­tions. All the pro­cesses lead­ing to the adop­tion of pro­vin­cial con­sti­tu­tions and elec­tions of sub­stan­tives ex­ec­u­tive for prov­inces will be con­sid­ered by Zipa in­terim ex­ec­u­tive and as such, it is ad­vis­able for all prov­inces to work closely with the lat­ter to avoid any de­lays in the im­ple­men­ta­tion of the roadmap,” said Zipa pres­i­dent Trust Chi­fadza.

Func­tional pool as­so­ci­a­tions are found in Bu­l­awayo, Gwanda, Chi­tung­wiza, Harare, Hwange, Beit­bridge and Mutare.

Chi­fadza said pro­vin­cial ex­ec­u­tives are re­quired to li­aise with Zipa in all pro­cesses. Pro­vin­cial Sports and Re­cre­ation Com­mis­sion (SRC) of­fices have been tasked with mak­ing the process eas­ier and cheaper by re­ceiv­ing doc­u­ments from pro­vin­cial set­ups and for­ward­ing them to Zipa for adop­tion or corrections.

“The in­volve­ment of the SRC is meant to make it con­ve­nient and cheaper for prov­inces that are from Harare and only Zipa has the obli­ga­tion to en­dorse con­sti­tu­tions and elec­tions for the prov­inces.

“It’s the right of each prov­ince to come up with its own con­sti­tu­tion and Zipa will only check if such con­sti­tu­tion is in line and doesn’t vi­o­late the Zipa con­sti­tu­tion and also en­sure that all stake­hold­ers in all the prov­inces have been af­forded a right to con­trib­ute to that doc­u­ment. No prov­ince shall carry out elec­tions with­out the su­per­vi­sion of Zipa and or the pro­vin­cial SRC of­fice. Such elec­tion will only go ahead af­ter no­ti­fy­ing Zipa in time and re­ceived the green light to hold such an event,” added Chi­fadza.

He also said Zipa would set up an elec­toral com­mit­tee that will han­dle the elec­tion pro­cesses and elec­tions re­lated dis­putes and ap­peals.

The no­tice of the Zipa sub­stan­tive elec­tions will be given on Novem­ber 14, when nom­i­na­tions, vet­ting and en­dorse­ment be­gin. De­cem­ber 17 will see the spe­cial gen­eral meet­ing and elec­tions of the Zipa sub­stan­tive ex­ec­u­tive. — @Fun­gaiMud­erere OF­FI­CIALS from the African Sports Man­age­ment As­so­ci­a­tion (ASMA) will of­fi­ci­ate at the Sports Lead­ers’ In­sti­tute of Zim­babwe (Sliz) sum­mer camp set for the Eastern High­lands re­sort of Nyanga in Novem­ber.

Sliz has in­vited the con­ti­nen­tal body to its third edi­tion of the sum­mer camp that will run from Novem­ber 17-25 at Mont­clair Ho­tel, with the hope of get­ting a dif­fer­ent di­men­sion on sports is­sues.

Speak­ing at the pre-sum­mer camp meet­ing that ended in Nyanga yes­ter­day, Sliz di­rec­tor Russell Mhiribidi said they had con­cluded top­ics to be tack­led at the sum­mer camp which have a bias on phys­i­cal ed­u­ca­tion and sport (PES), a syl­labus that the Gov­ern­ment will roll out next year.

“Sport is a grow­ing in­dus­try and as such we’ve taken a de­lib­er­ate ploy to in­vite ASMA of­fi­cials to come and share with us is­sues to do with PES. That’ll in­clude ca­reer path­ways, among other top­ics. We’ll also have pre­sen­ta­tions on sport medicine, how to avoid in­juries and sports ethics, which will tackle the age cheat­ing cancer,” said Mhiribidi.

He said his or­gan­i­sa­tion’s goal is to com­ple­ment NKOSIYAZI Sibanda of Blan­ket Mine wrote him­self a piece of his­tory when he won the 19th edi­tion of two coun­tries’ marathon in­volv­ing Zim­babwe and South Africa for the sev­enth time in a row at the week­end.

Sibanda and many other Zim­bab­weans con­tin­ued to dom­i­nate the race which was held be­tween Beit­bridge (Zim­babwe) and Musina (South Africa) on Satur­day morn­ing.

Though the race started late un­der hot tem­per­a­tures, Sibanda, who has be­come a com­mon fea­ture at this event, made his in­ten­tion of win­ning it again when he took off at a high speed with top South African ath­letes, Peter Muthubi and Mut­shut­shu Mun­zhele in tow.

Sibanda romped to vic­tory in 2 hours 27 min­utes fol­lowed by Muthubi and Mun­zhele. Gov­ern­ment ef­forts of de­vel­op­ing sport in­tro­duc­ing PES as an ex­am­inable sub­ject. “PES is go­ing to be a game changer for sport in the coun­try and with the largest base of ath­letes in the coun­try be­ing in schools, there’s need to pre­pare and train the train­ers who in this case are teach­ers. Our tar­gets for the sum­mer camp are those in the ed­u­ca­tion sec­tor as well as sport­ing as­so­ci­a­tions be­cause they’re the key peo­ple in terms of sport de­vel­op­ment,” said Mhiribidi. He en­cour­aged those in­ter­ested in at­tend­ing the sum­mer camp to make reser­va­tions with his of­fice. Up to 267 peo­ple at­tended the Sliz sum­mer camp last year in Kariba, with 67 regis­ter­ing at the venue. “This time around we’re pre­par­ing for an es­ti­mated 400 par­tic­i­pants and we’ve seen how th­ese sum­mer camps have at­tracted in­ter­est from many peo­ple be­cause of the value they bring. To make our plan­ning easy, we’ll be happy if peo­ple can con­tact our of­fice and make book­ings,” said Mhiribidi. — @ZililoR by

Russell Mhiribidi

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Zimbabwe

© PressReader. All rights reserved.