SATZUNG NZUKO NDI-IGBO (IGBO UNION HEILBRONN)

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MITGLIEDER NZUKO NDI-IGBO IN HEILBRONN HALTEN ES FÜR ANGEBRACHT, EINE VERFASSUNG UND EINE REIHE VON REGELN UND RICHTLINIEN, DEN EINSATZ IHRER UNION, DIE IST ERMÖGLICHEN EINEN SATZUNGSMÄßIGEN ABLAUF DER UNION ZU FORMULIEREN. SOMIT IST NZUKO NDI-IGBO IN DIESEM ZUSSAMENHANG ALS VEREINIGUNG VON NDI-IGBO (Igbo ist eine der drei wichtigsten Stämme in Nigeria) BEZEICHNET.

ART: 1 INTRO

1. NAME: NZUKO NDI-IGBO
(e.V. WILL BE ADDED TO THE NAME AFTER DUE REGISTRATION WITH THE GERMAN AUTHORITIES)

2. SEAT: HEILBRONN

3. MOTTO: IGWE BU IKE (MAJORITY IS STRENGTH)

4. LOGO: GREEN, BLACK, WHITE AND PALM TREES ON BOTHSIDES

ART: 2 PURPOSE AND AIMS

A.  TO BRING TOGETHER THE IGBO SONS AND DAUGTHERS WITHIN HEILBRONN AND IT´S ENVIRONS.

B. TO PROMOTE THE PATRIOTIC SPIRIT AMONG NDI-IGBO IN HEILBRONN AND IT´S ENVIRONS.

C. TO OFFER SUPPORT WHEN NECESSARY TO MEMBERS IN ORDER TO GUARANTEE A CONTINOUS FLOW OF INFORMATION.

D. TO OFFER ADVICE, EXCHANGE OPINIONS AND SHARE KNOWLEGDE.

E. TO PROMOTE BROTHERLY RELATIONSHIP AMONG MEMBERS.

F. TO PROMOTE AND MAINTAIN OUR CULTURAL HERITAGE.

G. TO PROMOTE PEACEFUL CO-EXISTANCE BETWEEN MEMBERS AND OTHER PEOPLE,IRRESPECTIVE OF ETHNIC,CULTURAL OR RELIGIOUS BACKGROUND

H. TO ORGANISE SOCIAL AND CULTURAL EVENTS IN ORDER TO PROMOTE OUR GOOD REPUTATION.

I. TO PROMOTE THE POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC WELL BEING OF OUR MEMBERS.

J. TO RENDER CHARITABLE AND HUMANITARIAN SERVICES TO DESIRING INDIVIDUALS, ORGANISATIONS OR GROUPS IRRESPECTIVE OF ETHNIC, CULTURAL OR RELIGIOUS BACKGROUND.

K. THE UNION PURSUES CULTURAL, CHARITABLE AND HUMANITARIAN OBJECTIVES

ART: 3 MEMBERSHIP

A. MEMBERSHIP IS OPEN TO ALL IGBO SONS AND DAUGTHERS RESIDING WITHIN HEILBRONN AND ITS ENVIRONS, AS WELL AS THEIR RESPECTIVE FAMILY MEMBERS.

3.2 CONDITION FOR ADMISSION

THE MEMBER

A. ACCEPTS THE PURPOSES AND AIMS OF THE UNION.

B. TAKES UPON THE OBLIGATIONS OF THE MEMBERSHIP.

C. ACCEPTS AS A MEMBER TO BE ACTIVELY INVOLVED FINANCIALLY AND HELPFUL TO THE UNION.

3.3 REGISTRATION

A. REGISTATION MUST BE IN WRITING AND THE APPLICANT MUST ACCEPT TO ABIDE BY THE CONSTITUTION.

B. ACCEPTANCE OF NEW MEMBERS WILL BE DECIDED BY THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL.

C. UNDER-AGED APPLICANTS MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AT LEAST ONE PARENT OR WITH A WRITTEN PERMISSION SIGNED BY THE GUARDIAN.

D. REJECTION CAN BE APPEALED AGAINST WITHIN ONE MONTH IN WRITTEN FORM TO THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL.

SPECIAL-REGISTRATION:

IS FOR A PERSON WHO COULD NOT REGISTER BECAUSE OF ONE REASON OR THE OTHER, EG. WHEN ONE IS SICK, IN HOSPITAL OR TRAVELED OUT OF THE COUNTRY, HEREBY THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WILL THEN LOOK INTO THE CASE AND DECIDE.

3.4 WITHDRAWAL OF MEMBERSHIP

A. MEMBERSHIP ENDS THROUGH WITHDRAWAL OR DEATH.

B. WITHDRAWAL CAN BE SUBMITTED THROUGH LETTER WRITING TO THE UNION.

C. THE UNION HAVE THE RIGHT TO SUSPEND AND DISMISS ANY MEMBER WHO GOES AGAINST THE RULES OF THE UNION.

D. THE MEMBER HAVE THE RIGHT TO DEFEND HIS OR HER-SELF BEFORE THE UNION.

E. THE WITHDRAWAL THROUGH WRITING IS ALLOWED LATEST THREE-MONTHS BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR.

F. THE SAME MEMBER MUST BE UPTO DATE WITH HIS DUES UNTIL THE END OF THE CALENDER YEAR.

G. THE DISMISSED OR WITHDRAWN MEMBER HAS NO CLAIMS TO THE ACCETS OF THE UNION. ANY OTHER CLAIMS SHOULD BE MADE IN FORM OF WRITING LATEST THREE MONTHS AFTER THE END OF THE MEMBERSHIP.

ART: 4 OBLIGATIONS OF THE MEMBER

EVERY-MEMBER IS OBLIGED:

A. TO PROMOTE HARMONY AMONG ALL MEMBERS.

B. TO AVOID AND CONDEMN ANY FORM OF DISCRIMINATION AGAINST FELLOW-MEMBERS DUE TO SEX, RELIGIOUS STATUS OR OTHER-WISE.

ART: 5 RIGHTS

 EVERY-MEMBER HAS THE RIGHT:

A. TO PARTICIPATE IN ALL GENERAL MEETING.

B. IS ELIGIBLE TO VOTE FOR OR AGAINST WHEN MATTERS ARE BEING DELIBERATED AND TO HOLD ANY POST, IF HE OR SHE IS A FINANCIAL MEMBER.

C. TO INTRODUCE HIS OR HER OWN CONCEPTION REGARDING MATTERS CONCERNING THE UNION OR ANY MEMBER.

D. THIS RIGHT IS POSSIBLE AS LONG AS HE OR SHE IS NOT CONVICTED OF ANY CRIMINAL OFFENCES.

ART: 6 UNION BODIES, OBLIGATION, FUNCTIONS

THE UNION BODIES ARE MADE UP OF:

  • THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
  • THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
  • CONSEQUENTIAL COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT

(THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY COMPRISES ALL FINANCIAL MEMBERS.

IT IS THE SUPREME BODY OF THE UNION AND HAS THE FOLLOWING RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS)

6.1 THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY IS RESPONSIBLE FOR:

A. THE RECEIPT AND APPROVAL OF REPORTS FROM THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.

B. THE SPECIFICATION AND RATIFICATION OF THE CONSTITUTION AND RULES OF THE COMMUNITY AS WELL AS AMENDMENT OF THE CONSTITUTION.

C. THE PASSING OF RESOLUTION ON MEMBERS AND FINANCIAL OBLIGATION WHEN NECESSARY.

D. THE ELECTION AMONG MEMBERS IN THE ORDER OF THE UNION BODIES

E. ENFORCING DISCIPLINE ON MEMBER OR MEMBERS AS NEED BE.

F. THE RECEIPT AND APPROVAL OF FINANCIAL REPORT:

G. THE DISSOLVING OF THE EXECUTIVES OR EXTENDING ONES TERM

F. THE DISMISSAL OF AN OFFICER FROM OFFICE

THE GENERAL-ASSEMBLY WILL BE MEETING ONCE IN A MONTH WITH A THREE WEEKS NOTICE BUT EMERGENCY, ASSEMBIES ARE TO BE CALLED ON AS OCCASION DEMANDS BY THE CHAIRMAN,WHERE-BY NOTIFICATION OF THE ASSEMBLIES IS TO BE GIVEN BY THE CHAIRMAN OR HIS VICE THROUGH WRITING OR PERSONAL INVITATION AND WILL CONTAIN THE AGENDA AS WELL AS VENUE AND TIME OF ASSEMBLING: FOR THE PROOF OF NOTIFICATION IS THE DATE OF THE INVITATION SUFFICIENT AS EVIDENCE.

6.2 QUORUM

QUORUM OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY IS FORMED WHEN NOT LESS THAN HALF OF THE MEMBERS ARE PRESENT.

A. DECISIONS CANNOT BE REACHED WHERE-BY THERE IS NO QUORUM.

6.3 THE EXECTIVE MEMBERS AND FUNCTIONS.

  • THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE CONSIST OF
  • CHAIRMAN, VICE CHAIRMAN
  • SECRETARY, ASSISTANT SECRETARY
  • FINANCIAL-SECRETARY
  • TREASURER
  • PROVOST

N.B.: NO OFFICE HOLDER RECEIVES SALARY OR ANY FORM.OF GRATIFICATION

6.4a CHAIRMAN

THE CHAIRMAN IS THE UNION LEADER AND IS RESPONSIBLE FOR:

A. THE AFFAIRS OF THE ORGANISATION, IN REPRESENTING ON AN IMPORTANT CALL,SUMMARIZING THE MEETING AT THE END OF EACH GATHERING AND MUST BE ALSO A CONTRIBUTOR TO OTHER IMPORTANT ROLES AS THE CASE MAY BE.

B. ENSURES THAT THE MEETING AND THE MEMBERS BEHAVIOR ARE IN LINE WITH THE CONSTITUTION.

C. PRESENTS A REPORT ON THE UNIONS ADMINISTRATION AND ACTIVITIES AT THE END OF EACH YEAR.

D. IS OBLIGED TO CONVERSE WITH THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE TO PRODUCE FINANCIAL PLAN FOR EACH YEAR AND PRESENT THE PLAN TO THE UNION FOR DEBATE AND APPROVAL.

E. THE CHAIRMAN HAS THE RIGHT TO DECIDE FOR OR AGAINST WHEN THERE IS EQUAL VOTES AT DELIBRATION.

N.B.:THE FLUENT USE OF THREE LANGUAGES NAMELY. IGBO-ENGLISH-GERMAN, READING AND WRITING IS QUITE IMPORTANT FOR THIS POSITION.

NOTE:
THE UNION REPRESENTATION CONSISTS OF THE CHAIRMAN AND THE VICE CHAIRMAN ACCORDING TO THE §26 BGB. THEY WILL BE THE UNIONS REPRESENTATIVES BOTH IN AND OUT OF LAWCOURT.

6.4b VICE-CHAIRMAN

THE VICE-CHAIRMAN ACTS ON BEHALF OF THE CHAIRMAN IN HIS ABSENCE.

6.5 SECRETARY

A. THE SECRETARY IS RESPOSIBLE FOR PUTTING. DOWN IN WRITING ALL THE DISCUSSIONS, CONTRIBUTIONS AND OTHER NECESSARY OUTCOME OF EVENTS THAT MIGHT HAVE TAKEN PLACE DURING THE PROCESS OF THE MEETING, AS WELL AS TABLING AGENDA AND MEMORANDUM.

B. THE SECRETARY IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DAILY OPERATION OF THE UNION AND COORDINATION OF THE UNIONS SECRETARAITS ACTIVITIES LIKE:

  1. CALLING MEETINGS OF THE UNION BODIES.
  2. PREPARES THE MEETINGS AND TAKES THE MINUTES THERE OF.
  3. PROCURES REPORTS FROM UNION COUNCIL MEMBERS ABOUT PROBLEMS CONCERNING MEMBERS, THERE-BY SUMMON SOME KIND OF EMERGENCY MEETING OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE, SHOULD SUCH OCCASION ARISE. TO TAKE ACTION OR OFFER ADVICE ON BEHALF OF THE UNION.

N.B.:   THE FLUENT USE OF THREE LANGUAGES NAMELY IGBO-ENGLISH-GERMAN, READING, WRITING AND SPEAKING IS QUITE IMPORTANT FOR THIS POSITION.

6.5 ASST-SECRETARY

THE ASST-SECRETARY ACTS ON BEHALF OF THE SECRETARY IN HIS ABSENCE.

6.6 FINANCIAL-SECRETARY

A. IS RESPONSIBLE FOR UPDATING THE FINANCIAL STATUS OF THE ORGANISATION, BY KEEPING THE MEMBERS INFORMED.

B. KEEPS BOOKS AND ACCOUNTS ON THE UNION FUNDS.

C. ATTENDS TO THE COLLECTION OF MEMBERS CONTRIBUTIONS, FEES, DONATIONS AND OTHER SUM PAYABLE TO THE UNION AND PROVIDES THE PAYEES WITH THE APPROPRIATE RECEIPTS WITHOUT DELAY.

  1. TRANFERS ALL SUM AFTER THEY HAVE BEEN REGISTERED TO THE BANK ACCOUNT WITH THE ASSISSTANT OF THE TREASURER AND OTHER SIGNATORIES NAMELY-THE CHAIRMAN, TREASURER AND FINANCIAL-SECRETARY.
  2. TO KEEP THE UNION INFORMED OF THE PRESENT FINANCIAL STATUS AT THE END OF EVERY CALENDER-YEAR.

6.7 TREASURER

MAINTAINS THE DUTY OF KEEPING IMPUT AS ASSEMBLED IN EVERY MEETING. IMPUT HERE IS REFFERED TO AS (MONEY COLLECTED).

A. PAYS ALL SUM PAYABLE TO THE UNION INTO THE UNIONS ACCOUNT WITHIN FIVE WORKING DAYS, THAT IS MAXIMUM OF ONE WEEK FROM THE DATE OF RECEIPT.

B. PRESENTS AN ACCOUNTING REPORT ON THE FINANCIAL FUNDS OF THE UNION AT THE END OF FISCAL YEAR.

N.B.: THE FLUENT USE OF THREE LANGUAGES NAMELY…IGBO, ENGLISH, AND GERMAN BOTH IN READING AND WRITING; AS WELL AS SPEAKING ARE QUITE IMPORTANT FOR THIS POSITION.

6.8 PROVOST

A. ASSUMES THE FUNCTION OF KEEPING ORDER DURING EVERY PROCESS.

B. ENFORCING DISCIPLINE IN THE ENVIRONMENT AS MIGHT BE NEEDED

C. SHOULD BE FLUENT IN THE USE OF TWO LANGUAGES AMONGST THE THREE LANGUAGES NAMENLY: IGBO, ENGLISH, GERMAN.

ART: 7.1 TERMS OF OFFICE

A. THE UNION OFFICE HOLDERS ASSUME THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICES FOR A PERIOD OF TWO YEARS AND CAN THEREAFTER BE REELECTED FOR ANOTHER TWO YEARS OR OTHERWISE BE CHANGED. AN OFFICE-HOLDER CAN SERVE IN ONE OFFICE FOR A PERIOD OF FOUR YEARS, AFTER WHICH HE OR SHE CAN BE ELECTED INTO ANOTHER OFFICE IF NEED BE.

B. ELECTION: ONLY THE FINANCIAL MEMBERS HAVE THE RIGHT TO VOTE OR BE VOTED FOR.

C. VOTING MUST BE IN PERSON.

7.2 PROCEDURE

A. ELECTIONS FOR THE UNION OFFICES ARE TO BE HELD EVERY TWO YEARS.

B. A RETURNING OFFICER IS ELECTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY WITH A TWO-THIRD MAJORITY BUT HOLDS NO OFFICE.

C. ELECTIONS ARE HELD BY SECRET BALLOT.

D. A CANDIDATE IS CONSIDERED ELECTED WHEN HE OR SHE RECEIVES MAJORITY OF THE VOTES.

ART: 8 ENDORSEMENT

THE MINUTES OF EVERY GENERAL AND EXECUTIVE MEETING MUST BE ENDORSED BY THE CHAIRMAN AND SECRETARY RESPECTIVELY.

ART: 9 DISOLUTION

A.) THE DISSOLUTION OF THE COMMUNITY WILL OCCUR; WHEN THE COMMUNITY DOES NOT FULFIL OR ACHIEVE ITS PURPOSE AND AIMS.

B.) A DISSOLUTION IS VALID WHEN A TWO THIRD MAJORITY OF THE COMMUNITY MEMBERS VOTES FOR IT.

C.) IN THE CASE OF A DISSOLUTION; THE COMMUNITY´S ASSETS AND LIABILITIES ARE TO BE LIQUIDATED ACCORDING THE GERMAN LAW AND THE PROCEEDS PUT AT A CHARITY ORGANISATIONS DISPOSAL AFTER A ONE YEAR PERIOD. THE CHARITY ORGANISATION IN GERMANY SHOULD SUPPORT DESTITUTE NIGERIANS IN GERMANY OR SUPPORT NIGERIAN CULTURAL ACTIVITIES IN GERMANY.

SHOULD PARTS OF THIS CONSTITUTION BECOME MEANINGLESS DUE TO ALTERATIONS IN THE GERMAN ASSOCIATION LAW, THE WHOLE CONSTITUTION SHALL NOT BE AFFECTED AND THE SPIRIT THEREOF AS A WHOLE REMAINS VALID.

ART: 10 ENTRY INTO FORCE

THE CONSTITUTION IS PASSED INTO LAW IN IT´S PRESENT FORM ON THE 27.05.2006 WITH AMENDMENTS ON THE 10.02.2007 AT THE GENERAL MEETING BY ALL MEMBERS AND IS SUBJECT TO AMENDMENT IN ACORDANCE WITH CONSTITUTIONAL PROVISIONS.

THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS NZUKO NDI-IGBO (IGBO UNION HEILBRONN), AMEN

By The constitution Drafting Committee 10.02.2007

Today in the presence of the following persons as required by law also as founding members:
Okechukwu Eze ,Felix Anike, Benjamin Iloh, Steve ndukwe, Martin Eze, Eloka Igbokwe, Sunday Obioha & Iyke Okorafor