Guyana Table Tennis Association AGM/Elections earmarked for early April
The Guyana Table Tennis Association (GTTA) is expected to have its Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Election of Office Bearers in early April, according to incumbent President, Godfrey Munroe. He made the disclosure in a recent interview with News Room Sport.
On March 25, 2018, the GTTA staged its AGM and Elections, and Munroe was unanimously elected as no other nominations were made to challenge his return as the association’s head for a third term.
Others elected were Andrew Daly (Senior Vice-President), Gary Pratt (Junior Vice-President), Joel Wilburg (Assistant Secretary), Royston Alkins (PRO), Deidre Baynes-Edghill (Treasurer), Jody Ann-Blake (Assistant Secretary/Treasurer) and Linden Johnson (Secretary).
Their tenure was supposed to last for two years, but due to the pandemic no elections were held, as was scheduled in 2020.
“We will have our elections in April; sometime I think around the weekend of the fourth because ultimately elections are a critical element of any functioning organisation,” Munroe confirmed.
Since the passing of former Commissioner of Police Henry Greene, in 2012, Munroe has been GTTA President, and while he has not ruled out running for the top post again, he said it will depend on what the electorate wants, and if there are competent and dedicated persons for the rigours of the job.
“If I will be contesting? Considering it,” the GTTA head said. “I believe I have the resources, but I also want to give other persons an opportunity to come to the fore if they are willing because critically, in these national federations, you get an association but only a couple of people work overtime.”
Munroe, who is also a Vice-President of the Guyana Olympic Association, disclosed he is confident that all the constitutional requirements are in order for democratic elections.