Malawi National Council of Sports acting Executive Secretary Shephord Boma has been appointed into the African Union Sports Council (AUSC) Region 5 Advisory Board.
According to a letter dated October 19 2022, Boma will serve in the Region 5 Budget, Finance, Risk and Legal Commission Board as member.
“The appointment is in line with the organisational re-engineering model that was approved by Council of Ministers of December 2 2020 and in accordance with Article 24 of the Region 5 Constitution approved by Council of Ministers on January 19 2022.
“Kindly note that an orientation session for your commission is scheduled to be conducted in Lilongwe, Malawi, on November 16 2022 to facilitate the ease of doing business and discharge of your duties,” reads the letter which AUSC Chief Executive Officer Stanley Mutoya signed.
Boma said he was excited to serve in the board.
“The appointment means I will be representing Malawi at regional level on finance, risk and legal matters. That’s how the region is funded. This will benefit Malawi as I will also learn how other member countries are structuring their finances in order for sport sectors to get the much-needed financial support.
“Our contribution to discussions at this level in consideration of Malawi’s financial position should still have an impact. We will see what happens after the orientation. That’s when I can give out more details,” he said.
Boma said he was asked to submit a CV before his appointment.
The 40-year-old Boma is a member of Malawi Accountants Board with over 10 years’ experience.
He is also a University of London Global MBA programme student under Queen Mary University’s direction, a Russell Group Member University of the United Kingdom.