Of The Party Of
lead and carry out the aims and goals of the party determined "by the people
for the people" for a better more prospers way of life for the country and its
cisterns. The Policies of the party is to be run "by the people for the
people". The people will be responsible for deciding the direction of the party
and the policies and campaigns undertake by the party.
leader, I will carry out the aims and goals determined by the members that vote
on the proposals.
polices, regulations, acts, guidelines, ideas, purposeless, before being
adopted by the party must have at lest 51% of the vote by the members.
organisation of the party of Sankofa is made up of Leader, Additional Officer
and the Members.
1 ; Leader (The leader is not voted for and is Permanent.)
2 ; Additional Officer (Chosen by the leader.)
3 ; Members
Of The Party Of
The Financial Scheme
Of The Party Of
This scheme sets out how the Sankofa will regulate its financial affairs for
the purpose of compliance with the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums
Act 2000 ("the Act").
A copy of the Sankofa constitution, including details of its structure and
organisation, and how these are determined, is enclosed.
The Sankofa does not wish to have any accounting units separate from its
Organisations within the Party
The Sankofa constitution does not provide for the establishment of ward
branches or affiliated organisations within the party. For the purpose of
compliance with the Act, the financial affairs of any newly established ward
branches or affiliated organisations, will be wholly controlled by the party
of the Party Treasurer
The registered treasurer of the Sankofa is responsible for the whole party's
compliance with the financial provisions of the Act and in particular for:
setting up and maintaining accounting records capable of meeting the accounting
record keeping requirements of the Act;
setting up and maintaining arrangements for ensuring that annual statements of
accounts for the party are prepared, approved, audited if necessary and
submitted to the Electoral Commission on time;
developing and putting in place arrangements to ensure that any impermissible
or unidentifiable donations of more than �200 to the party are recorded and
returned to sender or, if that is not possible, surrendered to the Commission;
developing and putting in place arrangements for recording donations of more
than �200 and for the submission of quarterly donation reports covering
donations exceeding �5,000 and any impermissible or anonymous donations of more
than �200; submitting a nil return if there are no reportable donations;
developing a plan for ensuring weekly donation reports can be submitted during
general election periods;
ensuring that the incurring of campaign expenditure and the payment of claims
are duly authorised and that all relevant receipts and invoices are kept;
developing and implementing a campaign expenditure budget that complies with
the limits, together with arrangements for monitoring compliance;
developing a plan to ensure the compilation, auditing (if necessary) and timely
submission to the Commission of a campaign expenditure return when the campaign
if there is a referendum to which Part VII of the Act applies, developing and
putting in place arrangements for complying with the controls on referendum
expenditure (this will be done by adapting the party's arrangements for the
control of campaign expenditure);
ensuring that any grants from the commission to the party are spent in
accordance with the conditions of grant imposed by the Commission; and
being responsible for the compliance of ward branches with the financial
requirements of the Act.
Treasurers with Responsibility for Campaign Expenditure
The Sankofa does not intend to appoint any deputy treasurers with responsibility
for campaign expenditure.
Compliance with the Act
The party treasurer will ensure that the party leader and all other officers
and members of the Sankofa have sufficient knowledge of the party's financial
obligations under the Act to ensure that the party as a whole complies with
The party's financial year will run from 1st January to 31st December.
to the Financial Scheme
The party treasurer will ensure that any proposed amendments to this financial
scheme are submitted to the Electoral Commission for approval.
by:_________________________ (Party Leader)