by So Sefeu Chiemba ~ supersport.com
The modifications that were made during the general assembly of Fecafoot on May 16, 2012 were imposed by the world football governing body Fifa. Fifa aims to have change at the head of certain federations that have known the same faces for too long.
Besides cutting to size the number of members of many committees, the modifications have also curbed the powers of members of the executive committee and other committees from firing other members arbitrarily. They also dropped the number of the members of the emergency committee from 11 to 5. Meanwhile, the emergency committee will be appointed and not elected by the executive committee as was the case before.
Also the number of permanent commissions has been trimmed from 16 to 11, while the number of specialised commissions moved from 5 to 4.
Following the new statutes, honorary members will no longer be members of the federation, while the President and members of the executive committee will no longer be members of the general assembly. The renewal also curbs some of the powers of the executive committee. It strips the committee of its powers of revising decisions of the judiciary organ.
The role of three permanent commissions (internal audit, control of the management of clubs and strategic studies) has been suppressed. The modifications come before the elective general assembly of Fecafoot in 2013.