Members of the newly elected Botswana Football Association (BFA) National Executive Committee (NEC) are now ready to start their four-year term.
Almost a month since their appointment or election to office, the members were officially inducted this past weekend to prepare them for the work ahead.
The induction, which was conducted by the BFA Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mfolo Mfolo was carried out to give the members a glimpse into the workings of the association.
Speaking in an interview, the BFA CEO said at the induction, the newly elected members were shown ‘the association they will be leading as well as its assets.’
He said this was done as a way to give them an idea of where the association stands before they commence their four-year term.
“They were given a picture of all the BFA finances for them to appreciate the association’s financial standing,” the BFA CEO explained.
Among other things, he says the members had to understand the BFA’s streams of finances as well as know the procedures as to how the finances should be spent.
“They also have to understand how the association is audited internally and externally for FIFA and Botswana National Sports Commission (BNSC),” Mfolo explained.
He says this is helpful for members more especially where it concerns how the monies from FIFA should be spent.
“With FIFA, the association has a contract of agreed objectives. These are planned projects which are agreed for and financed by FIFA,” the BFA CEO said.
He says the contract of agreed objectives is very important as it forms part of how the BFA strategies should be aligned.
Mfolo went on to say through the understanding of the contract of agreed objectives with FIFA, members will be in a good position to engage on what can be done to achieve the association’s high-level strategic metrics.
“Members can now fully engage each other on how to set the FA’s priorities in line with what the association has set to achieve,” he said.
“This will also create synergy between the BFA strategies as well as ideas of different parties as they had set out when campaigning for election to become BFA NEC members.”
Mfolo said another big component the incoming NEC members had to understand are the committees and structures they will be heading.
“The committees are responsible for creating policies and strategies which the association secretariat has to implement. It is important for the members to understand how critical they are towards the development of football,” he added.
With the induction now done, the BFA CEO said the new committee is now ready to knuckle down and effectively fulfil their mandate.