Gor Mahia chairman, Ambrose Rachier, has expressed his delight in the new club constitution which was passed in an AGM on Sunday in Nairobi.
Rachier told Gor Mahia website that the new constitution will improve the status of the club in many ways as it has elements that can bring about development at all levels.
“I am happy for delivering a new constitution to Gor Mahia. It has been a tough process but we had to tighten all ends to make it a reality,” noted the chairman.
“This is a constitution that will take Gor Mahia many steps ahead. Just to highlight, we have recognized the branches as part of the club’s structure,” he added.
With the new constitution, a new membership model has been considered and many fans will have the privilege of registering as members under various categories.
“We have adopted the Barcelona membership model which will be affordable to many fans. The model is viewed as one of the best and membership is one of the many ways the club can anchor itself on matters sustainability. We will advise fans on the membership drive very soon.”
One of the biggest elements of the new constitution is also the reduction of number of elected club officials.
As opposed to the original constitution which had 11 elective positions, the new document has five elective positions and term of office bearers will now be four years not two years like in the previous case.
“In the new constitution, gender has been considered and the office bearers will have a four year term and only five elective positions. We will have the Chairman, Vice chairman, one Secretary General, Treasurer and Organizing Secretary.
“This is in-line with the Sports Act and Fifa regulations where we have also created room for the position of Chief Executive Officer, head of security and there will be someone appointed for finance department. The positions will be advertised and qualified individuals will be appointed.”
The previous constitution existed for so many decades with a number of limitations which have now been expanded and well structured in the new document.