This comprises of State Counsel deployed from the Office of the Attorney General and Department of Justice for the purpose of improving the efficiency of delivery of legal services by the Office of the Attorney General and Department of Justice to Ministries.
The Legal Unit undertakes the following functions and responsibilities.
- Handling of routine legal work for all State Departments in the Ministry in line with the Circulars and Guidelines issued by the Attorney General from time to time.
- Liaise with the Office of the Attorney General and Department with regard to all:
- Constitutional matters;
- International treaties and agreements;
- Legislative drafting;
- Litigation matters;
- Legal opinions; and
- Clearance of contracts
pursuant to Section 16 of the Office of the Attorney General Act, 2012.