The Malawi National Council of Sports (MNCS) has been without a board of directors for over a month now following the dissolution of the Dr. Revered Lazarus Chakwera-led team.
Chakwera confirmed the development in passing on Monday when The Nation sought his comment about sports teamsâ€™ embarrassing foreign trips.
â€œI was informed on August 8 that the board is no longer functional; hence, I would not want to discuss anything to do with the council,â€ he said.
The Nation was unable to establish from the comptroller of statutory corporations as to whether boards of other parastatals have also been the dissolved.
But veteran sports administrator Dr. Mark Tembo, commenting in general, said if takes longer to have a board in place, the council would struggle for policy direction and advice.
â€œThere is always need for advice from others in the way sports is run. The longer it takes [without a board], the more difficult it becomes to run sports,â€ said Tembo, a former council executive secretary.
MNCS was established by an Act of Parliament and is the sports implementing arm of Ministry of Youth and Sports. The outgoing board comprised such members as Wilkins Mijiga and Wilma Chalulu.