Jonathan Kollie And Four Others Elected To Handball Leadership
Local Handball Coach Jonathan Kollie has been elected President of the Liberia National Handball Association (LNHA).
Jonathan Kollie was elected Saturday without a challenger as the new president of the Liberia Handball Association.
He will replace the founding President of the LNHA, Mason Saweler who distanced himself from the election, saying “the election was unconstitutional”.
The election was organized by the Liberian National Olympics Committee who said it was acting on a mandate from the International Handball Federation.
The other four individuals were all elected on the white ballot.
Aratus Larkpor was elected to the post of Vice President for Administration, Varney Kawah to the Vice President for Operations post, while Hadjii M. Sesay won as Secretary-General and Deborah Garlakpah won the position of Treasurer.
No one applied for the position of Assistant Secretary-General, according to the special election committee chairman.
About 13 people participated in the voting process.
The LNOC said the election was aimed at ending the long-running conflict that has engulfed the Handball Sport in Liberia.
The government of Liberia through the Youth and Sports Ministry did not attend the election as it said it was not aware of any election for the handball sport.
The game founding President, Mason Saweler has maintained that the election contravenes and undermines the Liberia National Handball Association.
He said the Youth and Sports Ministry and the court will be used to overturn the election.
The Handball election committee set up by the Liberia National Olympic Committee (LNOC) was chaired by the President of the Liberia Athletics Federation, Mulbah Z. Zaza, with the President of the Sports Writers Association of Liberia, Roland M. Mulbah, serving as Co-Chairman and Caleb Dormah of the Liberia Special Olympics as member.