As preparations for the forthcoming Uganda Secondary Schools Sports Association (USSSA) General Assembly close to final bend, constitution amendments and additions headlines the menu card.
The annual general assembly is set to take place at Old Kampala on Friday 21st January.
On the agenda, the proposed Article 32 which aim at turning USSSA into a limited company by guarantee is one of the items in the agenda expected to create heated debate at the sitting.
The article is proposed for the sake of being a legal person. If adopted and passed, USSSA shall register a company limited by guarantee without any share capital with registrar of companies.
Under this situation, the statutes of USSSA shall be the memorandum and articles of association of the company limited by guarantee and shall be called USSSA LIMITED.
The directors of the incorporated company shall be the elected persons occupying the position of the President, 1st Vice President, 2nd Vice President and 3rd Vice President.
However, their term of office of the Directors to the company shall be congruent with term of the corresponding office of the President, 1st Vice President, 2nd Vice President and 3rd Vice President. The President of USSSA shall be the President/Chairman Board of Directors and one ceases to be a Director of the company once he/she loses the USSSA position that qualified him/Her as a Director.
Article 30 which proposes for the adoption of a secretariat in the USSSA structure is among the new additions.
If adopted and passed, the Secretariat shall carry out all the administrative work of USSSA under the direction of the Chief Executive Officer. The members of the General Secretariat are bound by the internal organizational regulations of the Association and shall fulfill the given tasks in good faith and commitment.
The secretariat of the organization whose function shall be to keep the permanent Headquarters of the organization, keep records of membership at the various levels, co-ordinate and facilitate the activities of the various organs of the organization. In particular, to provide a supporting role under the watch of the executive/directors shall be situated at Old Kampala.
Following USSSA expanded wings, article 2 clause C shall also change to cement the company/Association’s affiliation to international bodies as follow.
C) The Association shall be affiliated to International Schools Sports Federation (ISF), Federation of Africa Schools Sports (FASS) and Federation of East Africa Secondary Schools Sports Association (FEASSSA), and any other sporting bodies as shall be decided by the General Assembly from time to time.
The proposed amendments further introduce article 13 were the geographical regions change to political set up referred to as zones as stated below.
A) Districts geographically situated in the same Political area referred to as a zone as here in defined, may form an Association therein called a Zonal Secondary Schools Sports Association (ZSSSA) which will be recognized by USSSA. The following districts and other political creation from them will constitute the zones
c) i) The Chairperson and Treasurer of the Zonal Association must be either a Headteacher of a Registered Secondary School or a Director of a recognized Private Secondary School. Such a Director must have professional qualifications as a Secondary School Teacher at Education Officer Level ii) The secretary must be a registered and practicing Teacher.
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