The Botswana Volleyball Federation (BVF) President Daniel Molaodi has blamed the slow pace of the current auditing of finances at their federation as the main stumbling block that has resulted in the Annual General Meeting (AGM) being rescheduled to a later date this year.
Molaodi said the auditing was still in progress and they were uncertain with the dates of completion which he said would determine the exact date for the AGM.
“We are ready to present the annual report to our affiliates as well as to go on with elections; we have since requested them to speed up the process because that’s the only major event that is left for us this year and we are adamant that we will be calling our affiliates soon for the AGM,” he said.
He further stated that the auditing was held back by the series of national team events that took place at the beginning of the year which required the use of funds within the federation.
“At the beginning of the year our senior national teams (male and females) competed in the Africa Olympic qualifiers and everything had to be stopped because auditors wanted to peruse the books when all events were done but we believe it’s on course,” he said.
Molaodi added that they were hoping for a second term in office again this year since they were not aware of any individuals who were vying for posts in the executive committee but did not rule out any possibilities.
“The problem is that volleyball people are very reserved and hardly show visibility and interest on some things unlike other people in different sport codes,” he observed.
“I am happy with the progress we have made so far since we took over the helm. We managed to renew the Mascom Volleyball League sponsorship for another term which is due in December. We also managed to introduce cup competitions in between the league (Mascom top 8 and Capital Motors Cup) which we believe is a huge achievement in our local volleyball,” he said.
“We are now in there with the heavyweights in southern Africa; we are also included in the Zone 6 Volleyball executive committee that is made up of federation presidents in the region and we intend to make our way into continental level. We have managed to rope in BISA and BOPSSA into our structures in the quest of developing the sport at grassroots level,” said Molaodi.