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Producers' Guild of Ghana

Constitution of Producers Guild of Ghana (PGG)

Article Index

Article 25:  Powers as to Bye-Laws

The Governing Board shall have power to make, alter or revoke Bye-Laws for carrying on the business of IPAGTV provided always that the Bye-Laws in force shall not be repugnant to this Constitution. Notice of any suggested introduction or alteration of any Bye-laws should be given to each member of the Governing Board in the Agenda paper for the Governing Board meeting at which the introduction or alteration is to be considered. In the event of any alteration being approved, it shall become operative immediately unless otherwise determined.

Article 26:  Standing Committees

The Executive Committee may appoint Standing Committees to deal with special matters and may appoint such other Committees as it may deem necessary from time to time. The Executive Committee may, at its discretion, appoint any individual member as President, but if such appointment is not made by the Executive Committee, the Committee may in its own discretion, appoint its own President.

Article 27:  The National Secretariat

  1. The secretariat shall be based in Accra. The National Secretariat shall have appropriate staff to deal with the following substantive issues:
    • Membership
    • Finance
    • Welfare
    • Legal
    • Research and Policy Initiatives
    • Education and Career Development
    • Information Technology
  2. The National Secretariat will be administered by the Secretary General and such other persons who shall all be appointed by the Executive Committee for this purpose.

Article 28:   Accounts

  1. The Executive Committee shall cause true accounts to be kept of the monies received and expended by PGG and of the matters in respect of which receipt and expenditure takes place and of the assets, credits and liabilities of PGG.
  2. The Books of Accounts shall be kept at the office or other place as the Executive Committee may think fit and shall be open to inspection by members of the Executive Committee at all times and by members of PGG at all times during ordinary business hours subject to reasonable restrictions as the Executive Committee may impose.
  3. Accounts shall be kept of the sums of money received and expended by PGG. Once at least every year the Accounts of PGG shall be examined and the correctness of the Balance Sheet ascertained by an Auditor or Auditors.

Article 29:  Audit

There shall be appointed a firm of auditors to audit the accounts of PGG from time to time. Such firm shall be appointed for a term of two years by the Members at a General Assembly meeting upon the recommendations of the Executive Committee. Such audit firm so appointed shall be eligible for reappointment.

Article 30:  Alteration / Amendment of Rules

This Constitution may be repealed, suspended, varied, amended or changed by motion at any Annual General Meeting or at a Special Meeting called specifically for that purpose, provided that no such motion shall be deemed to have been passed unless at least twenty eight days prior notice of the proposed alteration, amendment or change has been given at every member and unless it is carried by a majority of at least two thirds of the members present and entitled to vote.

Article 31: Interpretation

  1. In this Constitution, unless the context otherwise requires:
    " Secretary General" means the Secretary General appointed under Rule 22;

    "PGG" means PGG GHANA registered at the Registrar-generals Department with registration number ……………………………………..

    "Company" includes limited and unlimited liability companies, companies limited by guarantee and corporations;
  2. Any dispute or difference on the interpretation of this constitution or anything herein contained and for any Bye-Laws or regulations made thereunder shall be decided by the Executive Committee whose ruling on any matter affecting PGG as a whole and not provided for by this Constitution or by the Bye-Laws or regulations made thereunder shall be final and binding on members.

Article 32: Free Copy of Rules for Members

Every new member of PGG shall be entitled to a free electronic copy of this Constitution and every Resolution by which any of the provisions of this Constitution is repealed, suspended, varied or amended.