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ARTICLE 12

The Convention (1) There shall be a Convention of the Party;


And composition (2) The Convention shall be the supreme organ of the
Party;
(3) The Convention shall be composed of:
(a) All members of
Committee;

the National Executive

(b) All members of Parliament who are Party


members;
(c) Ten delegates from each of the Provincial
Executive Committees;
(d) Five delegates from each of the District
Executive Committees;
(e) Five delegates from each of the Constituency
Executive Committee
(f) Two representative from each of the Provincial
wings of the Women and Youth Organisations;
(g) Such number of delegates not exceeding four
from each affiliated Organisation as the National
Executive Committee from time to time decide
upon;
(h) Two representatives from each Associate member
organization.

ARTICLE 19
Powers and
functions of
National Executive

The National Executive Committee shall have


following functions and powers:

Committee

(a)

to be the Chief Political and Organisational


Organ of the Party;

(b)

to be responsible for policy formulation;

(c)

to implement decision, resolution and directives


of the Convention;

(d)

to report to the Convention on its own work and


the work of all the other organs of the party;

(e)

to appoint a Secretariat which shall execute


day-to-day work of the party under the charge
of the National Secretary;

(f)

to be the highest organ of authority between


two Conventions;

(g)

to convene the Convention of the Party;

(h)

to consider current issues in so far as they relate


to and affect practice and operations of the
Party;

(i)

to determine the most appropriate ways of


promoting political education;

(j)

to formulate rules and regulations to enforce


norms and to maintain operational standards;

(k)

to ensure periodic examinations of revenues and


disbursement of funds and other properties of
the Party;

(l)

to have the power to suspend any member of


the Party for serious misconduct or violation of
the Constitution;

(m)

to supervise and control the use and


maintenance of the Party funds and books of
accounts at the Headquarters, the Provincial,
District and Branch levels of the Party;

(n)

to deal with disciplinary matters of all members


for serious misconduct or violation of the
constitution and where necessary expel any
member from the party;

(o)

to summon extra-ordinary meetings of the


Convention as well as the Provincial and
District Conferences;

(p)

to meet at least once a quarter or as often as it


may be requested by the Secretariat or a
Provincial Executive Committee; and

(q)

to appoint to Sub-Committee Secretary of said


Committee;

ARTICLE 20
SECRETARIAT
Establishment of the
Secretariat

(1)

There shall be the Secretariat of the Party;

(2)

The Secretariat shall be headed by the National


Secretary;

(3)

The National Secretary shall propose, and the


National Executive Committee confirm the
appointment of personnel to the Secretariat;

(4)

The National Secretary shall propose and the


National Executive Committee shall confirm
the Conditions of Service of the Secretariat
staff;

(5)

There shall be a Deputy National Secretary of


the party who shall deputise for the National
Secretary;

(6)

In addition to the National Secretary and


Deputy National Secretary of the Party there
shall be establishment at Secretariat the
following offices:
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
(e)
(f)

Administration Secretary
Legal Secretary
Financial Secretary
Publicity Secretary
Organisation Secretary
A number of office staff

ARTICLE 41
Powers, functions (1)
and duties of
President

The President of the Party Shall:


(a) be the head of the Party;
(b) discharge his duties democratically and shall be
required to consult with the National Executive
Committee and any other relevant Party
functionaries on all matters relating to policy.

ARTICLE 46
National Secretary
Functions, powers The National Secretary shall hold office on full time
full duties
basis and shall have the following powers, duties and
functions;
(1)

to be the Chief Executive Officer of the Party for the


supervision, co-ordination and efficient administration
of day to day activities of the Party;

(2)

to be responsible
mobilisation.

(3)

To be the Secretary to the National Executive


Committee and Party Convention.

(4)

To maintain a register of the partys membership;

for

party

organisation

and

(5)

To be in constant liaison with all the Branch,


Constituency, District and Provincial Executive
Committees;

(6)

To keep records, minutes and correspondence of


meetings and decisions of the National, Provincial,
District, Constituency and Branch Organs as well as
of the affiliate organisations.

(7)

In the absence of the National Secretary the Deputy


National Secretary shall deputise for him.