Legal Services

Objective

To provide legal expertise and services to the Ministry.

Functions

(i)       Provide legal advice in the spectrum of energy issues;

(ii)      Prepare and draft legal documents and legislative instruments pertaining to energy sector and submit to Attorney General Chambers (AGC) for scrutiny and finalization;

(iii)     Provide technical support to AGC on review of energy resources sector legal instruments;

(iv)     Prepare and provide inputs in contract negotiations of the Ministry;

(v)      Provide inputs and assist in mediation and arbitration of disputes related to the Ministry;

(vi)     Take safe custody of all energy contracts available in the Ministry and advise on their management in consultation with AG;

(vii)    Liaise with AGC on litigation of civil cases and other claim involving the Ministry; and

(viii)   Provide legal advice and support in all administrative, financial and procurement matters in liaison with the AGC.

The Unit is will be led by a Director.