Legislative Drafting Division

The Legislative Drafting Division is responsible for the drafting of legislation for the Executive i.e. the Government made up of Ministries, Departments and Agencies [MDAs]. The Division also has the responsibility for the reviews, amendments and consolidation of laws as the case may be. It performs the following functions to support the work of the Attorney-General.

The Legislative Drafting Division discharges the following duties:

1. Drafts Bills based on drafting instructions from Ministries, Departments and Agencies and prepare explanatory memoranda for the Bills;
2. Drafts Subsidiary Legislation which include Constitutional Instruments, Legislative Instruments, Executive Instruments, Bye-Laws and Gazette Notices of a legal nature;
3. Prepares Cabinet memoranda for the policy approval of Bills and for Bills to be laid before Parliament;
4.Arranges the printing and publication of enactments in the Gazette with the Government Printer, Assembly Press after editing and proof reading;
5. Gives advice to Ministries, Departments and Agencies on the interpretation of statutes and legal matters generally;
6. Prepares the index to substantive and subsidiary legislative;
7. Conducts legal research and identify legislative proposals from the Justice Sector;
8. Represents the Attorney-General on various governing bodies;
9. Explains the enactment process;
10. Provides assistance to Parliament in connection with legislation and
11. Provides advice to Cabinet sub-committees