Legal matters and water governance
The Legal Department is a supporting function of WARMA whose principal mandate is to provide legal guidance to the Board and Management of the Authority.
Key Roles and Functions of the Legal Department in WARMA
The Department is headed by the Authority Secretary which position is a creation of statute by virtue of section 16 of the WRM Act.
The Legal Department’s core function is to provide guidance to the Authority (Board and Management) on all legal matters and ensure compliance with all laws that relate to WARMA’s operations and activities. The Legal Department as the pivotal department of the Authority is constantly engaged in reviews of all legal documents such as contracts, memoranda, leases e.t.c from all other departments of the Authority and rendering legal opinions and legal advice to management with the main objective of averting legal risks. The department’s mandate extends to ensuring engagements with the Board, organizing Board meetings and preparing Board Resolutions and Minutes of meetings, and subsequent follow up of the implementation and execution of Board Resolutions by Management.
The department also spearheads legal enforcements of relevant law including but not limited to attending to prosecutions.