April 28, 2015 By Sahr Morris Jr
The Sierra Leone Athletics Association (SLAA) stakeholders have called for the intervention of both the acting Director of Sports, Saidu B. Mansaray and the Secretary General of the Sierra Leone National Olympic Committee (NOC), Joseph Nyande in urging their association to convene an extra-ordinary congress.
In a correspondence signed by 19 officials (mainly club Presidents and Secretary Generals), the acting Director of Sports and the NOC scribe were asked to intervene because “the SLAA Executive Committee has been silent over the announcement of a date for the congress”.
“We the stakeholders of athletics in Sierra Leone are hereby requesting that you kindly intervene to see that our Federation takes us to Congress in the shortest possible time as stipulated in our 2005 Constitution since you are the umbrella of sports in Sierra Leone,” reads an email that was sent to both Director Mansaray and Nyande on Friday April 24, 2015.
The correspondence, which also includes an attached letter signed by the stakeholders, further states: “Our call is as a result of the long silent kept over the pronouncement of a date and venue by the executive after the expiration of their term since 3rd April 2015.
“We don’t want to revert to invoking Article 32 which gives us the mandate to summon an Extraordinary Congress that will have the same power like a General Congress.”