THE newly appointed interim executive of the National Olympics Committee (RNOC) has started work.
Until the December 27 elections that will decide the new executive, the short-term committee is bossed by the local cycling federation (Ferwacy) supremo Aimable Bayingana, Eric Kalisa is the Secretary General while Ferwafa’s CEO Jules Kalisa, Rwanda Automobile Club (RAC)’s Dismas Kayibanda and Charles Uyisenga (president of the local volleyball federation) are all advisors.
The provisional committee was appointed by sports minister Joseph Habineza, a few days after dissolving the former executive led by Ignace Beraho.
The minister sacked the executive for incompetence and refusing to relinquish power after their mandatory term of office.
According to Bayingana, the committee is mandated to run the body until the December elections.
“Until December, we are fully in charge of the affairs of the national Olympics body and we know that we can do a good job,” Bayingana noted.
The interim body has planned a general assembly next week to set a new date for the elections.
It is said that the elections could be held earlier than the previous date -December 27 to allow the new executive to start their operations before the end of the year.
Despite being driven out of office, Beraho is still adamant that his executive was suspended without justifiable reasons and has cautioned all parties involved in the illegal suspension to come out with strong reasons to justify their act because there could be strong repercussions.