Friday, December 4, 2020

BOTESSA holds peaceful executive committee elections

Botswana Tertiary Student Sports Association (BOTESSA) hosted the elections of their new executive committee at their Annual General Meeting which was held on the 20th September at the Institute of Health Sciences Francistown.

Despite its financial constraint BOTESSA held a peaceful electoral process. BOTESSA is an organisation that was formed to provide organised sporting links amongst Tertiary Institutions in Botswana.

This past week saw the election of Moffat Ramasotla from the Serowe College of Education as the new President, whilst the vice-Presidents role was attained by Keefelekae Moloi from Botho University.

The position of secretary general was taken over by Botshelo Taolo from the University of Botswana whilst Priscilla Mogami from Tlokweng College of Education took over the position of vice secretary.

Thokgamo Nyathi from Gaborone Technical College was elected as the new treasurer whilst Mpho Isaacs retained her usual position, as the official Public Relations Officer of BOTESSA. Ensuring fairness and quality during the elections was BOTESSA patron Kgosi kgolo of Batlokwa, Puso Gaborone who was the Director of Elections.

Mpho Isaacs, the BOTESSA public relations officer said despite their financial constrain they will try by all means to find innovative strategies to help them overcome this big challenge. She said that they were optimistic that they will identify sponsorship partners who will adopt their association for upcoming event which have been slated on their sporting calendar.

In 2012 BOTESSA made history by attaining Position 1 at the 17th Confederation of Universities and Colleges of Sports Association (CUCSA) Zone VI games with 13 gold medals, 17 silver and 11 bronze with 9 sporting codes. This year, mainly due to lack of funds, BOTESSA managed to clinch overall 2nd place, at the CUCSA Games which were held in August in Lusaka. BOTESSA took position 2 with an overall of 7 gold medals, 6 silver and 8 bronze with only 5 sporting codes.

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