Skip to main content

Functions - Legal Division

Function of the Legal Division includes: 

  • provision of legal advice and recommendations to the Ministry on policy development and implementation, private sector initiatives and development, the Ministry’s interactions with other MDAs, the work of other Divisions of the Ministry;
  • reviewing and advice on legal, and other, documents, such as loan agreements, financial and investment treaties, MOUs and framework agreements on government’s legal relationship with other governments, etc;
  • drafting legal documents, letters etc, as and when necessary;
  • represent the Ministry in negotiations (Bilateral agreements, loan and financing agreements, etc.);
  • assisting the Attorney General’s (AG) Department to represent the Ministry in Court; 
  • coordinating the Ministry’s efforts to audit and ensure judgment debts and compensations paid are properly calculated, especially regarding applicable interest rates, in order to protect the fiscal, and advice the Minister accordingly; Ensuring Value for Money (VFM) for government on sole sourced projects by coordinating and overseeing VFM assessments in collaboration with external firms contracted for this purpose;
  • Coordinating and provide selected administrative support to the Minister’s office on the Ministerial Advisory Board, the Inter-Ministerial Committee on AML/CFT, and the inauguration of Statutory Boards under the Ministry;
  • supporting the development, (including providing drafting instruction to the AG’s Dept. for the development of Bills), and where necessary, the implementation of the Ministry’s policy initiatives.
  • collaborating with the Ghana Investment Promotion Center and other relevant stakeholders in the negotiation of bilateral investment treaties; and
  • collaborating with the Ghana Revenue Authority and other relevant stakeholders in the negotiation of Double Taxation Agreements.