Port Moresby rugby league defers AGM


THE 2018 Port Moresby Rugby Football League’s annual general meeting has been deferred to Feb 16 due to lack of quorum.
This was because the majority of the affiliates did not meet the requirements of the PRL constitution with regards to furnishing its annual reports (financials) and the payment of the K1000 affiliation fees for the 2019 season.
Southern director Gwaibo Mairi said the clubs needed to comply with the requirements of the league.
Mairi said the affiliation was for the 2019 season to be used by the city league and not remitted in part or whole to the PNGRFL Southern Confederation.
Mairi said his involvement was to ensure that the country’s biggest and oldest league conducted their AGM as per the constitution to elect a new executive to manage the league.
Incumbent PRL chairman Dr James Naipao added that all the financial and other relevant reports needed to be produced during the AGM.
“We have all the reports on hand and will produce it to the 14 affiliates” Dr Naipao said.
Naipao said the 14 clubs were informed on the requirements in order to be properly affiliated to the PRL as well the motherbody.
Most of the clubs however ignored the advice.
“Club’s should be accountable for funds received from companies sponsoring them as a matter of public information and for transparency,” Naipao said.