Teams worried over BDNL gate collections
A veil of secrecy surrounds the 2019 Rainbow Paints Blantyre and Districts Netball League gate collections as major stakeholders are not aware as to how much was realised.
The secrecy is worrying some team officials in the league who are concerned with the silence over what is supposed to be made public.
“We do not know why the officials are not forthcoming with the information but it is every team’s desire to know what happened in the 2019 season as regards the gate collections,” one official, who opted for anonymity, said.
Serenity Stars Chairperson, Dalitso Chinyama, said there is lack of transparency and accountability on the matter.
“It is worrying that since the 2018 season, we have not been given an update on how much was raised from the gates. This raises transparency and accountability questions because we need to know how much was realised. I do not know if there is any team that has benefitted from what was collected from the gates,” Chinyama said.
However, the league’s Chairperson, Junier Kazembe, said the matter will be discussed during their Annual General Meeting (AGM) before commencement of the 2020 season.
“We are currently tabulating so that we should release the figures during the AGM. We will then give Malawi National Council of Sports their share before doing the same to all teams,” Kazembe said.
However, the Chairperson could not give percentages which the stakeholders would get