TWENTY three sports personalities have returned nomination forms ready to contest for different posts at the Tanzania Amateur Volleyball Association (TAVA) General Election.
TAVA general meeting and election was earlier scheduled to be held in Moshi, Kilimanjaro tomorrow, but the National Sports Council (NSC) has postponed the same to August 13th, this year.
The election venue has also shifted from Kilimanjaro to Dodoma. NSC official Benson Chacha told the ‘Daily News’ in Dar es Salaam yesterday that they were forced to postpone the election date and change the venue due to several reasons with the aim to have a successful event.
Chacha said that the reasons behind the postponement are to give TAVA members (regions bodies) time to hold their respective elections, so that they can participate at the national level general meeting and election.
He added: “We also see it is wise to take the election to Dodoma, because it is strategically located at the centre of the country and easy for delegates from all regions to reach than Kilimanjaro.”
Chacha said that preparations are going on well and that they are delighted that 23 sports personalities including one lady have already returned their nomination forms vying different posts.
Posts to be contested for at the election are chairman, first vice-chairman responsible for the development and plan, second vice-chairman responsible for finance and administration, secretary general, assistant secretary, chairman of coaches commission and the chairman beach volleyball.
Other posts are chairman school and college development programmes, technical chairman, regional development chairman, chairperson of women development, children development commission chairman and chairman of referees’ development commission.
He said that TAVA outgoing Chairman, Agustino Agapa, is seeking re-election, but will face challenge from George Warioba and Brigadier General (rtd) Patrick Mlowezi, while incumbent First Vice-Chairman Mharami Mchume will face Frank Mganga and Ferdinand Mgeni in his quest to defend his post.