The General Assembly of the Mali National Olympic and Sports Committee (CNOSM) convened on 1 July 2017, chaired by its President, Habib Sissoko, who appealed for a more serene atmosphere within the Olympic and Sport Movement. To this end, he urged federation officials to act in solidarity. Good governance and the forthcoming Olympic Games billed for Tokyo 2020 are priority concerns for Habib Sissoko who, placing the meeting in context, told participants: “No need reminding you of the obligation to convene the ordinary General Assembly. It is enshrined in our constitution. The ordinary General Assembly is a necessary governance control body, because it is well known that control makes for fair and balanced thought. The Executive Committee cannot claim as sovereign the powers you have delegated to it.” The CNOSM President said he was pleased with the 2016 balance sheet, though there is still much to do. To him, “2016 is first of all a year for stock taking at two levels, since it coincides with the end of the 2013-2016 quadrennial and also the end of the first partnership contract with Sotelma-Malitel. Furthermore, 2016 is a year for the development of new management strategies, because with it begin the 2017-2020 quadrennial and the renewal of the sponsorship contract with our official sponsor Sotelma-Malitel.” Besides fully executing actions earmarked during the previous quadrennial, the Executive Committee scored other points. It rendered functional the Office of the NOC President, regularising the situation of NOC staff and registering others with the social security scheme, signing a partnership contract with Pmu-Mali, obtaining State subsidies…
Besides, CNOSM also purchased a new bus and two Peugeot 508 saloon cars. Habib Sissoko also used the occasion to pay a deserved tribute to the Head of State, Ibrahim Boubacar Kéïta. “The esteem in which our National Olympic Committee is held follows from our shared commitment. Yet we all know who to thank for the welfare of national sport and do express our deep gratitude to the President of the Republic, His Excellency Ibrahim Boubacar Kéïta.” Habib Sissoko intends to make good governance a cornerstone of the 2017-2020 quadrennial, reason why a management contract has been signed with the Audit Consultancy, “Finaudit”. As for the quadrennial plan, a programme was recently designed and adopted by the Executive Committee. “An action plan will soon be laid down in a powerful and innovative strategic plan,” he underscored.
During deliberations in the CNOSM meeting hall, delegates adopted the 2016 progress and financial reports, which speak of good governance within CNOSM. The Minister of Sports was represented at the CNOSM General Assembly by Aliou Souleymane of the national Department of Sports and Physical Education.
A sports administration course was organised for coaches in Bangui, Central African Republic, from 25 to 29 September 2017. The training focused on good governance principles in sports organisations, ethical values and principles
The Ghana Volleyball Federation, in partnership with the Ghana Olympic Committee and Olympic Solidarity has, since 13 September, been organising a capacity building training course for 33 coaches of the country in Accra.