Zipa outline electoral roadmap
Sliz invite bookings to summer camp in Nyanga
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