Announcement Details

Notice of Annual General Meeting and Elective Congress

  • Sep 27,2021
  • GPU
  • Notice is hereby given to all bone-fide members of the Gambia Press Union of the Annual
    General Meeting and Congress in fulfillment of Article 11(2) and Part V (3) of the GPU Constitution.

  • Notice is hereby given to all bone-fide members of the Gambia Press Union of the Annual
    General Meeting and Congress in fulfillment of Article 11(2) and Part V (3) of the GPU Constitution.


    When: October 28 – 29, 2021
    Where: Paradise Suites Hotel, Kololi (tentatively)
    Time:
    9:30am prompt


    As per Part V (1) of the Constitution, elections will be conducted at the Congress for all elected
    positions on the GPU Executive Board. These are:
    a) President;
    b) Vice-President;
    c) Treasurer; and
    d) Five Ordinary Members


    The Union is engaging the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) for the purposes of conducting the election and announcing results.


    Journalists and members of the Union should take note of the following constitutional provisions:
    1) Only paid up full members of the Union shall be entitled to vote or be voted for
    2) Anyone who wishes to vie for any elective position within the GPU board shall declare his or her candidature [to the GPU secretariat] at least two weeks before Congress or AGM
    3) The Secretariat shall publish names of eligible candidates [for all the positions] one week before Congress or AGM
    4) Any member who wishes to object to the candidature [of any of the candidates] shall do so one week before Congress or AGM
    5) The Secretariat shall publish the voter list at least seven working days before Congress or AGM
    6) A member wishing to propose a motion shall give notice and details thereof to the Board in writing at least ten (10) working days before the date of the Annual General Meeting
    7) Notwithstanding the above provision, the Chairperson of the Board may in her/his discretion allow a motion/motions to be proposed at the Annual General Meeting even where the requisite notice has not been given

    8) A minimum of seven working (7) days’ written notice of all motions to be considered shall be communicated to delegates and published [by the board] in at least three major media outlets prior to the AGM.


    Draft agenda:
    Day one, 29th October, 2021:
    - Matters arising (possible motions to consider)


    Day two, 30
    th October, 2021:
    - Presentation and adoption of the three-year activity report
    - Presentation and adoption of the three-year financial report
    - Election for the Executive Board


    Note: The first day of the meeting is open to all journalists, be it a member of the GPU or not.


    FOR THE RECORDS: This notice is first published on 25
    th September 2021.