The Liberia Handball Association (LHA) will host its first congress October 30-31 at the Harbel Field House in Harbel City, Margibi County, a release issued by the administration of president Mayson Sawaler said yesterday.
A release from the association said the congress will give detailed activities of the association, including its finances and other sources income, both locally and from their international partners. The release also said the re-election of a new corps of officers will be on the agenda.
Available positions are president, vice president for administration and vice president for technical affairs.
Other positions are secretary general, assistant secretary general, financial secretary, treasury and chaplain.
The release said an elections commission is set up with Mr. Amos Korvah, president of the Liberia Tennis Association as chairman; vice chairman is Cllr. Murvee Kenneh, president of the Liberia Volleyball Association, who will also serve as legal advisor and its secretary general is Mr. Edwardatee Gorgor, an eminent citizen.
It said any member wishing to participate in the congress should come to its offices on Randall Street in Monrovia at the Liberia National Olympic Committee head-office for details.
The administration of Mayson Sawaler has introduced handball in four counties, including Montserrado, Bomi, Margibi and Cape Mount.
“We have been working to make handball a national sport so that it can be played in all 15 counties of Liberia,” Sawaler told the Daily Observer in a telephone interview.
He said the initial concentration has been in schools and will be encouraging of community clubs that would eventually help presidents of the clubs to be able to run for administrative office. Though the constitution of the association says only presidents of handball clubs may run for office.
“At the congress we are going to discuss that particular section in the constitution,” he said, “because it may seem difficult to get individuals to organize handball clubs.”
He added that the best option is to encourage communities to organize handball clubs so that they may have support from the communies.