Muana bemoans lack of support ahead of AGM
Malawi Union of Academic and Non-fiction Authors (Muana) says that all is set for its annual general meeting (AGM) at Dedza Mountain View Lodge Saturday with top on the agenda being elections.
However, its outgoing president Ron Muphuwa, who is seeking re-election, has lamented lack of support and that members have had to dig deeper in their pockets to support the AGM.
“We have tried reaching out to various players for support but, so far, no organisation has turned up,” Muphuwa said.
He said members resolved to make contributions, with some sponsoring themselves to attend the AGM so as to cast their votes to elect their favourite candidates.
“We are also looking at the possibility of giving members, who would have genuine reasons for not physically attending the AGM, to still vote electronically,” Muphuwa said.
Despite seeking re-election during these elections, where he is expected to go unopposed, Muphuwa said this will be his last term to serve the association.
The position of vice president will see a battle between Evans Lwarah, Gracious Gadama and Isaac Mwalwimba whereas the position of secretary general will see Forgiven Bangala going unopposed.
On the position of vice secretary general, four people will battle it out and they are Samson Mawephe, Bright Makokola, Joseph Kumbuwa and Immulanie Makande whereas the position of treasurer general will see a tussle between David Mzura Chima and William Mpina.
The executive member candidates are Luckia Emment, Waliki Wiscolt, Emmanuel Chinunda, Richard Chirwa, Tiddah Ndeka and Samson Hobbie Tembo.
Muphuwa said Muana relies on donors and its members to provide financial and material resources to meet its objectives.