By Sahr Morris Jnr.
The Sierra Leone Tennis Association (SLTA) last Saturday, at the National Stadium Hostel in Freetown, deferred their elective congress and constituted a 10-man interim executive that will convey the Association to congress on 3 May, 2014.
Following several deliberations over issues of the sport and the eligibility of delegates to vote and be voted for in the congress, it was agreed by the incumbent president, Kelvin Kellie, and stakeholders present that the congress should be deferred and Kellie’s executive dissolved.
In his address, Kellie said the reasons for the deferment of the congress were to normalise the Association, which he described as a big united family.
“I am willing to step down from this moment and let us have an interim body which can take us to the next congress. I want to appreciate the entire family for our work as we have shown we are a true family, our decision today in having an interim executive for the next two weeks is to normalise everything ahead of the congress,” Kellie said and promised to solely sponsor the 3 May elective congress.
The 10-man interim executive is headed by deputy director of sports, Victor Hasting-Spaine, whilst another director of sports, Pamella Williams is also part of the interim body.
The other members include: Alhaji Dauda Kamara, the four regional chairmen, the Association scribe, Alex Lansana Claye from Mercury Radio, coach Amaidu Dumbuya, Momodu Alpha, Edmond Kamara and the National Olympic Committee administrative secretary, Amadu Gibril Koroma.