On the recommendation of the Ordinary General Meeting of 25 November 2016, the General Confederation of Enterprises of Côte d’Ivoire (CGECI) was in a Combined General Meeting on 29 July, with a view to revising its statutes (CGECI) Renewal of the directors’ term of office, to approve the financial statements for the year ended December 2016.
Adapting its statutes to the current requirements of the members to adapt themselves to the evolution of their environment in terms of clarity and clarity on certain statutory provisions is the motivation behind the reform of the statutes of the CGECI. This need to reform the founding texts has been imposed on the employers’ organization since the General Assembly in 2013.
The points of reform
The CGECI is at the crossroads: being the interlocutor and the unifying organ of all the synergies of all the actors of the private sector; Adapt to the changing political and economic situation in the country; Take account of the new tasks which are now its own, in particular in the promotion of national entrepreneurship; etc. However, the achievement of these objectives necessarily involves rewriting the statutes and strictly enforcing them. Far from being merely a grooming of the texts, the amendments have affected all the components and hierarchies of the organization, both formally and substantively, from the position of Chairman of the Board of Directors to the conditions Membership of new members, passing the Board of Directors, the Bureau of the Board. While some proposals have dealt with a new designation of posts, the others have included more clarification in order to better (re) define responsibilities, facilitate tasks and missions, for more results and effectiveness.
What will the CGECI “new” look like?
The draft statutes that have been proposed have several characteristics and advantages for both the persons in office and the organization. The CGECI bodies are therefore ranked in order of importance, namely: the General Assembly, the Board of Directors and the President. With regard to the Chairman, it is now clearly stated in Article 16.1 (e) that the Chairman of the Board of Directors is a director in his own name throughout his term of office in order to put an end to the ambiguity regarding his status as a director. In the same vein, and in accordance with Article 22 of the Statutes, the name “Bureau of the Council” has been replaced by the name “Executive Bureau”, which more closely reflects the mission of this CGECI sub-body.
The revised statutes revise in Article 16 the number of members of the Board of Directors, to a minimum of 30 and a maximum of 35 members, as compared with 25 previously; As well as the conditions of their appointment or appointment, to the extent that some will be considered ex officio members, others elected or appointed by their peers, a third category representing 1/4 of the members of the Board will be designated by The President, whereas in the texts hitherto in force, all the members were proposed by the President. The other reforms concern the abolition of the functions of treasurer and deputy treasurer, considered to be too tedious without being mandatory from the point of view of the law on associations, when a CFO exists; The adoption of the Internal Rules (RI) by the Board of Directors instead of the Extraordinary General Meeting (AGE); The decision to admit new members of the CGECI subject to the competence of the President; etc.
The holding of this Combined General Meeting of the Ivorian Employers should be attended by the will of the leaders of the organization to bring their presidential term of office into line with the legitimacy they need to The continuation of its mission, and to contribute to the consolidation of governance for the smooth running of the institution, the entire Ivorian private sector. The appointment is therefore made for the month of September, during the Ordinary General Meeting called to deliberate on the moral and financial report of the CGECI for the 2016 financial year.