Article 6

MEMBERSHIP

  1. Membership is the basic unit of the Party, and it shall be accessible irrespective of ethnic affiliation, social status, creed, gender or the circumstances of one’s birth.
  2. In this Constitution, “member” means a person registered in the register as a member, who has not ceased to be a member in accordance with the Constitution.

Qualification for Membership
Any person is eligible for membership upon fulfilling the following criteria –

  • has reached the age of 18;
  • subscribes to the Party’s objectives and accepts this Constitution;
  • is not a member of another political party, and
  • is not a member of, or associated with, any organization, publication or institution the objects or activities of which are declared by the National and/or State Executive Committees of the Party to be injurious to the interests of the Party or inconsistent with its objectives,

Registration for Membership

  1. Individuals may register for membership at any party office or via any alternative means of secure communications media such as the Internet or SMS.
  2. As part of the registration process, the following declaration will be provided in writing to the prospective member in a language of his/her understanding and he or she shall recite or affix his/her thumb print or signature on the document as evidence of acceptance.

I, ……………, solemnly declare that I will abide by the aims and objectives of the ‘Party” as set out in the Constitution, and any other duly adopted policy positions, that I am joining the Party voluntarily and without motives of material advantage or personal gain, that I agree to respect the Constitution and the structures and to work as a loyal member of the Party, that I will place my energies and skills at the disposal of the Party and carry out tasks given to me, that I will work towards making KOWA PARTY an even more effective organization, and that I will defend the unity and integrity of the Party and its principles, and combat any tendency towards disruption, corruption and factionalism.

Termination Of Membership
A person’s membership of the Party may be terminated by the NEC if the NEC is satisfied that such a person has engaged in an act considered to be anti-Party activity. Only the BOT has the power to reverse this decision upon a written appeal to it by the person involved if the BOT is convinced that he/she has been wrongly expelled.