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Objective of this Division
To provide expertise and services on treaties and contracts on behalf of the Government

Functions
The Division performs the following functions:

  • Prepare and advise on Treaties, Contracts, Memorandum of Understanding and other business memorandum involving the Government.
  • Provide legal advice to the Government in relation to Regional, bilateral and multilateral treaties.
  • Provide legal advice to the Government in negotiation of major contracts involving the Government or other contracts to which the Government has an interest.

This Division is led a Director and comprise of two sections as follows:

  • Treaties Section
  • Contracts Section

Treaties Section
The section performs the following activities:

  • Review and provide legal advice on regional, bilateral and multilateral treaties involving the Government or to which the Government has an interest.
  • Provide legal advice to the Government in Treaties, negotiation and other Treaty matters.
  • Provide legal advice to the Government on the activities of UN agencies, AU, SADC, EAC, commissions and other international organizations that require submission of a country position.
  • Conduct research on international treaty matters.
  • Provide legal consultation to MDAs, LGAs and the general public on treaty matters.
  • Advice Ministries on treaties that require ratification by the National Assembly.
  • Advice Ministries and independent departments on implementation of Treaties.
  • The Section is led by an Assistant Director.

Contracts Section
The section performs the following activities:

  • Provide legal advice in the preparation of Contracts, Memorandum of Understanding and other business memorandum involving the Government.
  • Provide legal advice in negotiation of all major Contracts and other legal documents to which the Government is a party or to which it has interest.
  • Provide legal consultation to MDAs and LGAs on contracts to which the Government has interest;
  • Conduct research on Government contract matters.
  • Advice MDAs and LGAs on Contracts that require ratification by the National Assembly.
  • Advise MDAs and LGAs on implementation of contracts to which Government is a party or to which the Government has interest.
  • Vet and advise on procurement Agreements/Contracts.
  • Prepare legal Opinion where they are a condition precedent for effectiveness of Loan Agreements from Multilateral Financial Institutions.
  • Advise Consolidated Holding Corporation (CHC) on privatization of companies under it.
  • Advise on all Government contracts before they are signed.
  • The Section is led by an Assistant Director