During the court session, the Chamber reacted to claims from United that their charter is unconstitutional
The Federal First Instance Court’s Fifth Commercial Bench will decide, on April 7, 2014, how the case of United Insurance Vs the Addis Abeba Chamber of Commerce & Sectoral Association (AACCSA) will proceed.
During the court session, held on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, United replied to the rebuttal by the AACCSA, which was submitted to the Court as a statement of defence on January 14, 2014.
United filed a charge at the Federal First Instance Court on December 31, 2013, asking the Court to reject the ninth general assembly meeting, which it says was held without the establishment of quorum.
The charge also rejects the legitimacy of the AACCSA’s Charter, which was amended in 2010, reducing the quorum to 500. This was as opposed to two thirds of the membership, which was previously the requirement.
United also requested that the Court invalidate the decision of the AACCSA’s Board to ban Zafu Eyesuswork, its representative, from any of the Chamber’s meetings.
The defendant replied to the charges, saying that quorum can be established if more than 500 members of the Chamber are present. It also argued that the representative of the Click Here to Read More