JATA, TAVA set for elections next month 

20Nov 2021
Joseph Mchekadona
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
JATA, TAVA set for elections next month 

​​​​​​​Elections for judo and volleyball associations will be held in Dar es Salaam later next month, National Sports Council (NSC) announced yesterday.

Former Tanzania Volleyball Association (TAVA) secretary-general, Alfred Selengia.

Najaha Bakari, NSC's Acting Head of Communication and Information Department, said the Tanzania Volleyball Association (TAVA) and Judo Association of Tanzania (JATA) elections will be held at one of Benjamin Mkapa Stadium's halls on December 18 and December 18 respectively.

She said people, who are interested in contesting for leadership posts in the associations, began collecting election forms yesterday and only those, who meet the required conditions, will be allowed to contest.

The NSC officer noted: ''Elections for JATA and TAVA will be held next month, some of the conditions are that those who want to compete for the post of secretary-general and president should have at least good knowledge of the two sports disciplines they want to lead.''

''Contestants should abide by NSC, Tanzania Olympic Committee (TOC) regulations, they must have either a degree or diploma obtained from a recognized learning institution.''

''People who want to vie for the post of treasurer-general should have good knowledge of accounting,'' she explained.

TAVA is going into the election after the government, through NSC, dissolved the association's leadership.

The government decided after the national volleyball team was stuck in Rwanda due to lack of transport, as well as failure to meet some expenses.

The squad traveled to Rwanda to battle it out in this year's African Nations Championship.

The development in Rwanda did not please the government as it claimed that the team traveled without its full blessings.