Muzila Is New WASBO Chairperson

| November 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Botswana National Sports Council has appointed Grace Muzila chairperson of Women and Sport Botswana (WASBO)

Muzila, who is the National AIDS Coordinating Agency (NACA) coordinator, took the baton from Mmapula Keakitse who has been at the helm of WASBO since 2012. Muzila will be assisted by Tsoseletso Magang, the new secretary is Snooky Kesupile while Lebo Mothibatsela is the treasurer.

Additional committee members are Matlho Kgosi, Bernadette Moruti, Mogametsi Kowa, Harry Kwata, Dr Keba Hulela, and Malebo Raditladi who will be the desk officer. In her acceptance speech, Muzila said the newly appointed committee needed to redirect interventions that could bring value.

Muzila also commended the outgoing committee for coming up with good WASBO strategic plan, which she described as good, adding that a number of interventions in the strategic plan were already implemented. “The outgoing committee was on the right direction, therefore we will just continue where they left,” she said.

Muzila who is also the former permanent secretary in the Ministry of Education and Skills Development, further said their preference was to work as a team, given that all organisations nowadays talked about team spirit.

She said she was aware that organisations had hurdles that sometimes made it difficult for people to put into practice what they have agreed on and end up not getting the expected results.

In that regard, she said for her organisation to attain the set standard as a team, they needed to share the same vision, amongst them increasing enrolment of girls and women in sport and other recreational activities.

“When you increase participation of women and girls you end up improving quality lives of Batswana,” she said.

Earlier on when addressing the participants, BNSC chairperson Solly Reikeletseng said his organisation has recognised the need to re-structure WASBO and also to expand the interest and participation rate of women in sport.

He said WASBO should now focus on establishing good programmes for girls at grass root level to tap on their talent and draw-up an implementation of a long-term plan aimed at enhancing the development of women.

‘My executive committee will continue to work hard to raise both level of interest and standards in girls and women in sport as we strive to ensure that women participate in sport,” he said.

Reikeletseng reminded the participants that Botswana will be hosting the 7th International Working Group on Women and Sport in 2018, and one of their objectives is to further raise the standards and strengthen women in sport development structure.

The impact of hosting the event, he said, should not be one-off event, but instead they would seek to achieve sustainable benefits beyond the four year preparatory phase of 2014-2018.

“The hosting of the 7th International Working Group will benefit us not only from the sporting perspectives, but will also provide platform to us to further showcase our organisation efficiently and ability to establish key collaborations, “he said.

Furthermore, Reikeletseng said the successful hosting of the event is dependent on several factors and requirement including availability of manpower from WASBO and all BNSC affiliates.

Source : BOPA

Source : Botswana Daily News

Category: Sports

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