LEGAL SERVICES UNIT

LEGAL SERVICES UNIT

Objective

To provide legal services to the Commission.

The Unit will perform the following activities:

  • Provide legal advice and guidance in the issuance, suspension, renewal, revocation, surrender, cancellation  and transfer of mineral  licenses and permits;
  • Participate in the negotiations of Mineral Development Agreements (MDAs) and any other arrangements or agreements;
  • Provide legal opinion in all matters relating to mining industry including contracts for provision of procurement services;
  • Draft legal documents for the Commission;
  • Handle and manage all Cases and Arbitrations by or against the Commission in the courts of law; and
  • Monitor general compliance with the laid down standards in mining operations, laws and regulations and the terms and conditions of mineral rights.

This Unit will be led by a Director and will consist of two schedules each led by a Principal Legal Officer as follows:-.

 

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