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Khomas Athletic Region set to change constitution.

The Khomas Athletic Region (KAR) announced this week that it will amend its constitution to allow for a change in its financial year ending report date and to allow the annual payment of membership fees by affiliated organisations.

The body also announced that it will host a special annual general meeting on 22 October at the Independence Stadium in Windhoek.

According to Vilho Namufinda, chairperson of the Khomas Athletic Region, the meeting anticipates ratifying the one-year term of office bearers to a three-year term.

"This is a concrete step geared toward the realisation of technical assistance and training, as well as successful sponsorship agreements or financial support from any corporate companies, foundations or individuals for the sustainable development of athletics in the region," Namufinda said.

According to Namufinda, the envisaged changes are completely against the old norms of doing things.

He added: "what we are trying to achieve for the Khomas region is to make every event, and sponsorship opportunity to count and keep our athletes content."

In order to generate administrative revenue for the region, Namufinda said the athletics committee is deliberating on various monetary value implementation possibilities that could see its affiliate and non-affiliate events organisers paying for permit request to host an athletics event or tournament.

He said the athletic committee proposed the monetary value implementation in order to generate income for the promotion, development and control of heavily overloaded athletics, which contribute to low quality of the sport code in the region.

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He believes the monetary value implementation will protect sponsors, event organisers and athletes.

"This is also to align and subsequently coordinate our activity calendar with other affiliate regions and that of Athletics Namibia," he said.
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Publication:Namibia Economist (Windhoek, Namibia)
Date:Aug 12, 2011
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