“Maat-ECG Burundi” PREAMBLE
We are founding members of the present statutes of the Association Maat-ECG Burundi.
- Considering the law of N ° 1/02 of January 27, 2017 on the organic framework of non-profit associations,
- Considering the problems of bad organization of the economy of the citizen;
- Considering the mismanagement of the goods of certain producers;
- Given the importance of better maximization from the economy of the citizen;
- Aware that a better economy is a factor in the country’s development;
- Aware that the protection of consumption values is essential to keep the taxpayer’s right to economic development.
Let’s decide to found a non-profit association called Maat-ECG Burundi.
Chap. I: Denomination
Article 1:The non-profit association bears the name of “Maat-Economie Citoyenne Gagnante” “Maat-ECG Burundi” in acronym.
Article 2: The headquarters of the Association “Maat-ECG Burundi” is established in Burundi, in the economic capital Bujumbura. But it can be transferred to other places in the country on the approval of 2/3 of the members of the General Assembly. Branches can be set up across the country.
Article 3: The duration of the Maat-ECG Burundi association is indefinite
Article4:The motto is “Self-Esteem and Reciprocity, Truth and Justice, Solidarity and Justice, Perfection” which is summed up in “Solidarity”.
Chap. II: Object
- Article5:The association promotes the bases of a sustainable economic system oriented towards the common good. She wants to help promote understanding of these fundamentals in business, politics and the Ivorian education system in Côte d’Ivoire and to ensure that the constitutional values of human dignity, freedom, democracy, solidarity, social justice and ecological responsibility are implemented. The objective is to promote an orientation towards the common good based on economic practice. The association promotes initiatives intended to implement, disseminate and further develop the Economy of the Common Good, understood as a Citizen Winning Economy.The goal of the association is the realization and collection of funds for the realization of fiscal purposes advantageous listed under ad by other fiscally privileged companies and public law companies.
2. The aims of the association are in particular:
- Promotion of advice and consumer protection;
- General promotion of the democratic state within the framework of the tax code; this does not include initiatives which only pursue certain particular civic interests or which are limited to the field of local politics.
- Promotion of civic engagement for charitable purposes;
- Promotion of education, popular and professional training;
- The promotion of nature conservation, environmental protection and coastal protection.
3. The aims of the statutes are notably pursued through:
- promoting advice and consumer protection, for example through the organization and implementation of information and discussion events on the topic of sustainable production and consumption.
- The setting up of educational events, project weeks and educational projects that teach and disseminate the ideas of the Citizen Winning Economy.
- The initiation and implementation of events, seminars and projects that contribute to the achievement of the objectives of the Winning Citizen Economy. Providing and communicating information on the content of the Citizen Winning Economy, eg. through conferences and through the organization of discussions and information events on themes of environmental and coastal protection, sustainability, fair production, fair consumption and civic engagement.
- The general promotion of the democratic state, eg. through the organization of events, seminars and projects that promote citizen participation in the democratic system.
- Support for cooperation between non-profit organizations and institutions focused on sustainability, eg. through projects, campaigns, workshops and conferences or by providing networking platforms.
4. To achieve its objectives, the association will establish cooperation with organizations established in the national territory and which pursue similar and non-profit objectives.
5. For specific projects in other regions of the country, cooperation agreements and contracts are concluded with the partners as auxiliaries and executing agents for the respective objectives of said projects.
6. The association is also a sponsoring organization.
- It provides funds for the promotion of the above objectives.
In addition, it can also transfer own funds or grants obtained to other tax-privileged bodies or public law companies.
7. The association is neutral in terms of partisan politics; it is not intended to promote political parties and their programs.
8. The association aims for a share of 50% of women among the members and on the Board of Directors.
9. The association pursues exclusively and directly non-profit purposes.
10. The association is non-profit. It does not mainly pursue its own economic objectives.
11. Association funds may only be used for the purposes specified in the statutes.
12. No one may benefit from expenses unrelated to the purpose of the association or from disproportionate remuneration. Members do not receive any payment from the association. This does not preclude the granting of reasonable remuneration for services based on a special contract.
13. The Association cooperates with other associations with a similar aim in Africa and Europe.
Chap. III: The members
Article 7: The Maat-ECG Burundi association includes:
- The founding members;
- Adherent members;
- Honorary members;
- Supporting members:
Article 8:The founding members are any natural person who participates in the creation of the association.
Article 9: Adherent members are any natural or legal person who makes a request to the executive committee and who is accepted by 2/3 of the members of the general assembly of the association.
Article 10: Honorary members are any natural or legal person who materially or / and financially supports the association and appointed by the General Assembly as an observer.
Article 11: Sympathizing members are any natural or legal person who loves the ideals of the association and who wants to share them by making a request and being interested in the collective life of the association but without participating in the daily life of the association. ‘association.
Article12: Full members are founding members and associate members who pay their dues regularly and participate regularly in daily meetings of the association.
Chap. IV: Membership
Article13:Membership must be requested in writing to the executive committee. The latter decides on the request. If the request is rejected by the executive committee, this request may be canceled at the next General Assembly. With admission, the member accepts the statutes of the association.
Membership fees are only available to a member for the period for which he has paid the annual membership fee.
Membership ends with:
- Voluntary resignation,
- The death of the member or loss of legal capacity in the case of legal persons by ceasing the regular payment of the
Voluntary termination of membership must be declared to the C.E by written notification at the end of the financial year with one month’s notice.
Members damaging the reputation of the association may be excluded. The exclusion takes place by decision of the C.E, exclusions must be presented by the C.E at the next GA without attribution and with appropriate reasons.
In the event of exclusion, an objection can be filed, the GA then decided in the last resort of the association.
Membership rights are suspended during the expulsion process.
Upon termination of membership for any reason all claims of the membership relationship expire. A reimbursement of contributions, donations or other support services is fundamentally excluded. This does not affect the association’s right to arrears in contributions.
N.B: Membership fees
The association is financed by contributions from The amount of contributions is set by the General Assembly.
Chap. V: The rights,
THE DUTIES AND THE DISCIPLINARY REGIME OF A MEMBER
Article 14:Any full member has the right to:
- To elect and to be elected in all the organs of the association;
- To be informed about all the activities of the association;
- Participate in all the services and benefits of the association;
Article15: Every full member has the duty to:
- Regularly pay contributions set by the General Assembly;
- Comply with these statutes and Internal Regulations of associations;
- Regularly participate in meetings and all activities organized by the association;
Article 16: Any full member who does not comply with these statutes and Internal Regulations is liable to the following sanctions:
- The blame ;
- The warning;
- Suspension ;
Article17: The warning is a call for caution in order to avoid any recurrence addressed to the dissatisfied effective member in the event of non-respect of the other members of the association during meetings or activities of the association or the non-monthly contribution for more than 3 months.
Article18:The reprimand is a disciplinary sanction with firmness addressed to the member to disapprove his prolonged and unreported absences for more than 1 month
Article 19 : The suspension is the fact of temporarily prohibiting a member of the association to participate in the activities of the association following the uttering of insults, insults, defamatory, racist or ethnic or political remarks towards others or the another member of the association or also in the event of theft or misappropriation of the association’s property or the abandonment of the association’s activities.
Article 20: Exclusion is the removal of an effective member from all activities of the association that have become unsporting as a result of their behavior
Article 21: Warning and reprimand are within the competence of the Executive Committee but suspension and exclusion are decided by the General Assembly on the proposal of the Executive Committee.
Chap. VI: Resources
Article22: The association’s resources come from:
- Membership fees;
- Bequests, donations and grants;
- Income-generating activities of the association;
- Local and foreign funding;
- Financial support.
Article23: The financial resources of the association are deposited in a bank account opened in the name of the association
Article 24:Bank withdrawals must require the signatures of the president, treasurer and secretary. In the absence of one of the signatories; two signatures are valid.
Chap. VII: The organs
Article 25:The governing bodies of the association are:
- A) The General Assembly;
- B) The Executive Committee;
SECTION A: THE GENERAL MEETING
Article 26: The General Assembly is the supreme and sovereign body of the association.
It has the broad powers of decision. Its deliberation is required for the following matters:
Convocation and agenda
The formal notice must be in writing: either by email or by means of the press, at least fifteen (15 days) before the date of the general meeting.
The agenda of the ordinary general assembly is established by the board of directors, which must communicate it to the members of the general assembly, together with its moral and financial report at least 15 days before the date set for the meeting.
The agenda includes at least the following items:
- Checking the compliance of the convocation and composition of the meeting with the statutes,
- Approval of the agenda,
- Approval of the minutes of the previous assembly,
- President’s speech,
- The appointment of two members to control the minutes,
- The designation of scrutineers,
- The suspension and exclusion of a member,
- Reading and approval of the board of directors’ activity report,
- The approval and presentation of the annual accounts,
- The presentation and approval of the draft budget,
- The report of the independent auditor and discharge of the directors,
- The renewal of the mandate of the independent auditor, if applicable;
- The election of the chairman of the board of directors, if the general assembly is elective,
- The admission of new members, if applicable;
- Members’ questions and interpellations;
- Miscellaneous questions
Article27:The General Assembly is made up of all the effective members of the association.
Article 28:The General Assembly meets once per quarter in ordinary session when convened by the president of the executive committee and as many times in extraordinary session at the request of the president or 2/3 of the members of this assembly.
Article29:The meetings of the General Assembly are called and chaired by the president of the Executive Committee or his deputy who is the vice-president of the association in the absence of the president. The convocation is made by mail or by electronic means ten days before the meeting is held.
This notice must specify the agenda, date, day and place of the meeting.
Article30:The General Assembly can validly deliberate only if the quorum of 2/3 of the effective members is present. If the quorum is not reached, a second meeting is called within one week and is held regardless of the quorum.
ARTICLES 31: THE EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL ASSEMBLY
The general assembly may meet in extraordinary session upon convocation by the chairman of the board of directors or at the request of 2/3 of active members and benefactor members up to date with their dues. It can only meet on a very specific agenda.
The written and motivated request of 2/3 of the active members and of the benefactor members addressed to the chairman of the board of directors by any means with acknowledgment of receipt must contain a precise agenda.
e président du conseil du comité exécutif est alors tenu d’organiser l’assemblée générale extraordinaire, au plus tard dans les 15 jours suivant la réception de la demande.
In case of refusal by the chairman of the executive committee, duly noted by a bailiff, the extraordinary general meeting is held on the seventh day from the date initially scheduled. In this case, the extraordinary general meeting is chaired by the oldest honorary member, or failing that, the second oldest honorary member and so on.
The choice and constitution of the meeting bureau for the extraordinary general assembly will be at the discretion of the chairman of the board of directors or the senior member, as the case may be. However, the number of members of this meeting office cannot exceed six (6) people.
The presence of 2/3 of the members of the general assembly is necessary for the validation of the deliberations if this quorum is not reached during the convocation, the general assembly will be convened again under the same conditions, with the same order. of day fifteen (15) days after. It may validly deliberate by a majority of the members presented. No member can hold more than one mandate; votes are by secret ballot.
Article 32: The decisions of the GA are taken at the absolute molarity of the members present. In the event of a tie, that of the president is decisive.
The ordinary General Assembly is convened by the executive committee of the association as needed at least once during the year.
The invitation is given at least 21 days in advance in text form by the executive committee with the provisional agenda.
Nominations must be submitted in text form at least 7 days before the General Assembly.
The subsequent motions also the motions presented during the General Assembly give the majority of the votes cast for the treatment of the motions (emergency motions).
SECTION B: THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Article 33: The Executive Committee is the executive body of the association. It provides guidance necessary for the implementation of a policy and adequate strategies to manage and administer the association.
Article34:The Executive Committee is composed of 5 members who ensure the administration and management of the association including:
- Le président ;
- 19/5000 The vice president ;
- The executive secretary;
- Treasurer ;
- The counselor
Article 35: The president and the vice-president of the executive committee are elected by direct universal suffrage of which the president, on the proposal of his vice, chooses, in turn the other members of the Executive Committee that he presents to the General Assembly for approval.
Article 36: The president of the Executive Committee is the legal representative of the association.
He is responsible for:
- Ensure the execution of the decisions of the General Assembly;
- Convene and chair meetings of the Executive Committee and the General Assembly;
- Represent the association before the law;
- Ensure strict compliance with the statutes and the internal rules of the association. In the absence of the president, the meetings of the Executive Committee
and of the General Assembly meetings are called and chaired by its vice-president who is the alternate legal representative. In the absence of the president and his vice-president, meetings may be called and chaired by the secretary general.
- Appoint the association’s activities coordinator, if applicable.
Article37:The mandate of the Executive Committee is 4 years renewable only once.
But can be terminated before its term by reasoned decision of 2/3 of the effective Members of the General Assembly.
Article42:The General Committee meets once in ordinary meeting and whenever necessary in extraordinary meeting on convocation of the president or on request of 2/3 of the members. In the event of the president’s absence, the vice-president validly replaces him.
Article38:The vice-president is responsible for assisting the president in coordinating the activities of the association and validly replacing him in the event of his absence.
Article 39: The Executive Secretary is responsible for:
- Receive and send mail;
- Keep the archives of the association;
- Write the minutes of the association and read them at the next meeting and make some amendments;
- Write the minutes of the association and read them at the next meeting and make some amendments;
Article40: The treasurer is responsible for:
- Keep the accounting documents;
- Collect membership fees;
- Write financial reports;
- Keep the books.
Article 41: The principal adviser is responsible for:
Propose solutions or directives to be taken to the Executive Committee.
Chap. VIII: Dissolution
Article42:The association can be dissolved by decision of 2/3 of the members during an extraordinary General Assembly convened for this purpose, which sets up a commission composed of 4 persons responsible for dissolving the association for a two-month term.
Article43:The dissolution of the association and after clearance of the liabilities, the remaining assets are entrusted to another association with the same objectives as the association Maat-ECG Burundi.
Chap. IX: The final provisions
Article44: The association assists a member in the following context:
– A member who has lost her husband, wife, child, father or mother only.
Article 45: The assistance of a member for the association does not exclude the individual framework of assistance.
Article46: All questions not provided for in these statutes and the Rules of Procedure are within the competence of the legislation in force in reference to non-profit associations.
Article 47: Les présents statuts entrent en vigueur le jour de son approbation par l’Assemblée Générale constituante dont la liste de présence est en annexe.