24 February 2013

Tanzania: Chaneta Elections Struggle to Attract Aspirants

THE opening day of picking nomination forms for the forthcoming Tanzania Amateur Netball Association, CHANETA March 23rd elections failed to attract a single aspirant.

CHANETA Acting Secretary General, Rose Mkisi said the situation was due to the fact that the opening day started on weekend and she was optimistic that aspirants would join the race starting on Monday.

"We were here since morning and now it is the end for the day, no one has shown up to pick the form, hopeful starting Monday (tomorrow), applications will begin to flow in," she said. Mkisi said the interested upcountry aspirants should get in touch with her office on logistics to get the nomination forms.

CHANETA has announced to stage its general elections on March 23, this year in Dodoma with a budget of 27m/-. The nomination forms for the much awaited elections started to be issued yesterday and deadline for submission is March 15. The posts which will be contested for during the elections are Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, Treasurer and Executive Committee member posts.

Aspirants eying to contest for the top three positions will have to part with 150,000/- for the nomination forms, while those seeking the executive committee member posts will pay 50,000/- for the forms. She said the election committee will be picked by the association patrons and matrons alongside the National Sports Council (NSC).

She cautioned that only eligible voters will cast their votes, saying those who have not paid their annual fees should do so before the election date.

Screening will be conducted on March 21 in Dodoma, adding that the general elections will be preceded by the general assembly. She said 14 regional bodies have already conducted their elections as well as their affiliate clubs are ready for the elections.

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