The importance of the road as a vector of socio-economic development of countries, especially in the fight against poverty, convinced that cooperation between road maintenance funds contributes to creating the synergy necessary to ensure the best conditions for mobilizing these resources, the African leaders of the FER, in accordance with the recommendations of the first ERF consultation meeting held in Yaoundé, Cameroon, on 27 and 28 March 2003, at the end of the Libreville work, the Association of Road Maintenance Funds (AFERA) was placed on the baptismal font.
AFERA is composed of two bodies, namely :
- The General Assembly,
- The Executive Board.
The objectives are to develop a network of exchanges of experience and information on road maintenance financing practices in Africa and on the operation of the funds themselves, to promote and strengthen links between African funds, to ensure in the medium term the sustainability and harmonious development of FERF.
The General Assembly
The General Assembly is the supreme body of the association. It is composed of all FER members. It elects for a two-year term the member institution responsible for the executive secretariat, according to the principle of rotation by geographical area defined by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa.
The Executive Board
The Executive Board, Administrative body of the association, is headed by a president and two vice-presidents. His mandate is two years with an alternation between the French and English-speaking countries. The distribution of the various posts also takes into account geographical and linguistic realities.
The Permanent Secretariat is established at the headquarters of the association, installed in the Cameroon Road Fund and headed by a Permanent Secretary under the authority of the President.
The President of the Executive Board is responsible for keeping the accounts of the revenues and expenses of the association which is subject to the approval of the General Assembly.
The two Vice-Presidents shall carry out the tasks assigned to the President in his absence and in order of precedence.
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