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Executive officers

The Executive Council

A council shall govern the Federation. The council shall conduct all the affairs of the Federation on behalf of member societies. The council shall consist of the President, 3 Vice-Presidents, Secretary and Treasurer and six ordinary members and immediate past president such that each sub-region shall be represented on the council and have persons appointed the president or vice-president. The council may co-opt persons to serve as advisors, with no voting rights on council.

The term of office

The term of office for all members of the council will be 4 years (from the end of one General Assembly meeting to the end of the succeeding one). The Secretary, Treasurer and Ordinary members of the Council are eligible to seek re-election, but may not serve on the executive for more that two consecutive terms.

Voting 

Resolutions of the council shall be carried by a two-thirds majority of those present at the council.

Function of the Council

The Council shall decide on all matters concerning the Federation. In particular it shall:

Decide on the acceptance of the new member societ

Every four years, at the General Assembly elect a President who shall hold office for four years and shall not be from the same country/sub- region or same country/sub-region as the immediate past president. The President shall be the chairperson of all meetings of the council.

Decides on modifications to the statutes and on dissolution of the Federation.

Decide on the venue of the next council meeting

Appoint standing committees/task forces to carry out specific functions and receive reports of those committees

Decide upon the recipients of the Federation prizes, medals and other awards.

Duties of the Executives

The President

The President shall be responsible for calling and chairing all meetings of the council and general assembly, and shall serve as the official spokesperson of the Federation. The President shall represent THE FEDERATION on any other organization to which THE FEDERATION may become affiliated.

The Vice-President

The Vice-President shall assist the President and act for the President at the request of the latter or if the latter is unable to discharge duties.

The Secretary

The Secretary shall distribute to every member of the Council at least two months notice of the date, time and place of the meeting and documents required for the functioning of the meetings.

The Secretary shall be responsible for maintaining non-financial records of the Federation correspondence and contact with member societies and those organisations to which the Federation becomes affiliated.

The Secretary shall be responsible for preparing a directory of member societies

The Secretary shall be responsible for such other duties as required by Council through the President.

The Secretary shall record and keep Minutes of all Meetings of Council and the General Assembly.

The Treasurer

The treasurer shall prepare and distribute budgets

Collect dues, grants or donations made to the Federation.

Make such payments as required by Council in the furtherance of the objectives of the Federation

Submit audited accounts to Council annually and to the delegates of the member societies at the general assembly.

Keep books of accounts showing details of all receipts, payments, assets and liabilities and shall prepare and circulate annual accounts within three months of the end of each financial year to all constituent societies.

The General assembly shall appoint an Auditor and the annual accounts of the Federation shall be audited prior to circulation to constituent societies

President-Elect:

Professor Nnam Ngozi, Nigeria

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General Secretary

Ella Compaore,

 Burkina Faso

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1st  Vice President:

Venuste Muhamyankaka, Rwanda

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2nd Vice President:

Robert Fungo,

 Uganda

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Acting Treasurer:

Namukolo Covic  

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