The General Assembly is the supreme organ of the organization and is constituted by a meeting of the delegates nominated by the Member Bodies, duly convened in accordance with the Rules of Procedure. As a general rule, the General Assembly meets at least once every year.
The Council consisting of the President and representatives of twelve Member Bodies administers in accordance with the policy laid down by the organization the activities of the Organisation reports on the activities of the Organization to the Member Bodies each year and to the General Assembly at each of its sessions. The President presides over the General Assembly and over the Council and submits to the General Assembly the proposals made and the decisions taken by the Council. The Vice President and the Treasurer are elected by the Council from its own members.
ARSO Council Composition (Current)
|ARSO President||Dr. Joseph Ikemefuna Odumodu (Ag), Nigeria|
|ARSO Vice-President||Dr. Joseph Ikemefuna Odumodu, Nigeria|
|ARSO Treasurer||Dr. Crentsil, Ghana|
|ARSO Secretary General||Dr. Hermogène Nsengimana|
The Central Secretariat comprises the Secretary General, currently Dr. Hermogène Nsengimana , ARSO staff and members of NSBs on Sabbatical Programme. The Central Secretariat is located at the seat/Headquarters of the Organization, in Nairobi Kenya. The ARSO Central Secretariat, which is the permanent Headquarters office responsible for handling the tasks assigned by the ARSO Council and General Assembly, is charged with the responsibility of executing daily operations, coordination and promotion of all ARSO Programmes and activities. The Central Secretariat liaises and communicates with all the ARSO Stakeholders which includes Members States, Regional Economic Communities, The African Union, International Standards Bodies and partners, Donors, Government Ministries, among the rest.
ARSO Council Composition (Previous)
|Year||Previous ARSO Official||Name|
|2009 – 2012||President||Dr. (Eng) Kioko Mang’eli, Kenya|
|2004 – 2007||President||Mr. Mesai Girma, Ethiopia|
|2006||Vice-President||Madame Loise MAYUMA KASENDE, Democratic Republic of Congo|
|2004||Vice-President||Mr. Adrien Venant Domai Makuth, Democratic Republic of Congo|
|2005||Vice-President||Mr. Kanama Viki Mbuya, Democratic Republic of Congo|
|2006 – 2008||Treasurer||Dr. Adu Darkwa, Ghana|
|2003 – 2004||Treasurer||Mr. Nimo Ahinkorah, Ghana|
|2005||Treasurer||Mr. Lawrence Yankey, Ghana|
|2002 – 2008||Secretary General||Mr. Damian Udenna Agbanelo|
|2009 – 2012||Secretary General||Mr. Andrew Maiyo|