Hon. Martin Ngoga, a Rwandan MP to the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA), was today elected to the FIFA Congress as the Deputy Chairman of the Ethics Committee-Investigatory chamber, Ferwafa.rw reports.
According to FIFA, the proposed list of candidates for the Audit and Compliance Committee, the Governance Committee and the judicial bodies was agreed to following a thorough consultation process involving FIFA and the six confederations.
The decision on the final list of candidates was then elected unanimously with a 97% win by the FIFA Congress which was held this Thursday attracting 209 out of the 211 member associations.
These individuals have been chosen because they are recognised, high-profile experts in their respective fields. Moreover, they better reflect the geographic and gender diversity that must be a part of an international organisation like FIFA.
Hon. Ngoga, a former Prosecutor General and staunch Mukura VS supporter alongside other members in the Ethics Committee were elected for a term of office of four years, effective immediately.
Commenting on the development via his twitter handle, Hon.Ngoga said, “Honored & humbled to join FIFA ethics committee, looking forward to making my contribution towards a new destiny of the sport we love,”
The New FIFA Ethics Committee-Investigatory chamber will be chaired by Madam María Claudia Rojas from Colombia, a former President of the Council of State.
She will be deputized by both Canada’s Queen’s Counsel Bruno de Vita and Rwanda’s former Prosecutor General, Hon. Ngoga.
The independent Ethics Committee is one of FIFA’s judicial bodies. It is primarily responsible for investigating possible infringements of the FIFA Code of Ethics. Since 2012, it has been divided into two separate chambers – the investigatory chamber and the adjudicatory chamber.
Meanwhile, the FIFA’s 211 member associations assembled on Thursday in Manama, Bahrain for the 67th FIFA Congress. The organisation’s supreme body made a few important decisions to validate reports on FIFA’s activities in 2016 and, more importantly, to agree on key steps for the future of the organisation.
Ethics Committee – investigatory chamber
Chairwoman: María Claudia Rojas (Colombia)
Deputy chairman: Hon. Martin Ngoga (Rwanda)
Deputy chairman: Bruno de Vita (Canada)
Members: Asia: He Jiahong (China), Africa: Janet Katisya (Kenya), Europe: Michael Llamas (Gibraltar), North, Central America and Caribbean: José Ernesto Mejía (Honduras) and Oceania: John Tougon (Vanuatu)
Jean Baptiste Karegeya