Malawi Olympic Committee (Moc) has launched a four-year strategic plan in its quest to develop sport in the country.
The strategic plan runs from this year to 2025 and it was launched during the body’s Annual General Meeting at Mount Soche Hotel in Blantyre on Saturday.
Moc President Jappie Mhango said the plan’s emphasis was on four key performance areas which include sports development, business development, organisational effectiveness and sustainability and Olympic legacy.
“In-fact implementation of the plan has already started. The plan intends to ensure that the organisation is well governed. This will in turn assist in realisation of a sustainable institution.
“Since sustainability requires both financial and human resources, a business development model will be followed. We want to ensure that the organisation is able to generate additional resources to supplement what the Olympic Solidarity provides. We believe this is the only way we shall have a self-sustaining organisation,” he said.
Director of Sports in the Ministry of Sports Jameson Ndalama encouraged other associations to emulate Moc’s gesture to achieve their goals.
“As a ministry we are happy that Moc developed a strategic plan and we also encourage all sports associations to do the same. For everyone to travel from one point to the other you have to plan. Moc has demonstrated that they are serious they know what to do in the next five years.
“It is the Ministry’s policy and direction that we find ways to make sure that each association has a strategic plan. This is done mainly through Malawi Olympic Committee and Malawi National Council of Sports. They are conducting trainings for strategic plan development, review and implementation,” he said.
Ndalama said they will advise Sports Council Sports to train more associations on developing strategic plan.
Moc General Secretary John Kaputa said they conducted Strategic Planning Workshop in preparation for the development of the 2021- 2025 Strategic Plan.