Director of Sports, Mr. Neil Kumar via a NCN late night interview (Wednesday, August 8, 2012) made some very interesting comments pertaining to sports associations in Guyana..He made mention that absolutely no sports association in Guyana has a small, medium or long term program for their respective discipline and persons are more interested in overseas trips..I take it that he was referring to sports officials and committee members of the sports associations of Guyana.
It is my belief that Mr. N. Kumar might have been summoned to the office of his boss, Minister of Sports, Dr. Frank Anthony and other government officials to take a firm stance with all sports associations in Guyana. My gut is also telling me that government will see to it that all sports associations get their acts together and/or funding/sponsorships of any kind will not be forthcoming as it uses to be…
“Officials are just intent on holding on to the reins of office for personal gains.”
Those are the words penned by Mr. Rawle Welch in the KN dated August 8, 2012 and headlined “Media needs to act fearlessly to rid sport of shameless officials.”
Not so long ago, I penned a few correspondences challenging sports associations to go on record and clear the air that their respective financial records are properly audited by accredited firms because I didn’t want to believe the report that was penned by Chartered Accountant, Mr. Christopher Ram about sports associations guilty of not producing audited financial records…
Mr. Colin Boyce, President of the Athletics Association of Guyana responded to my article instead of taking the route of the President of the Guyana Olympic Association, Mr. K. Juman Yassin of being interviewed by an accredited journalist (Iva Wharton..SN).
In another publication of mine, I also called on the organiser of the Jeffords/President annual Linden Track meet to go on record and answer a few questions I publicly asked him to respond to via the dailies which never materialised….I also understand that Mr. Colin Boyce is the co-organiser of the Linden Track Meet….
I say to Mr. Colin Boyce and Mr. Edison Jefford, I was being very nice in the best manner and I wasn’t been hard on both of you.
Just peruse Mr. Rawle Welch’s report and the listen to the comments made by Mr. Neil Kumar, Director of Sports and you will realise that they were so much tougher and I can’t wait to witness which sports official’s & associations will be responding to the two names mentioned….
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