The United Republic of Tanzania

Legal Service Unit

Introduction

The Legal Services Unit  provide legal expertise and services to the Ministry.

Functions

  • Provisions of legal advice services to the Ministry departments, Units, Basin Water Offices and Water Authorities.
  • Preparation of Water Legislation Bills and subsidiary legislation (Regulations, Rules, orders etc) in accordance with the existing water Legislation.
  • Prosecuting and make follow up of Court cases.
  • Dissemination of legal information to stakeholders through workshop, seminars and conferences.
  • Attending meeting for preparation of International Agreement relating to Trans boundary water resources.
  • To liase with the Attorney General Chambers for all activities which require his direct intervention.

Detailed activities

  • Provisions of legal advice services to the Ministry departments, Units, Basin Water Offices and Water Authorities.
  • Preparation of Water Legislation Bills and subsidiary legislation (Regulations, Rules, orders etc) in accordance with the existing water Legislation.
  • Prosecuting and make follow up of Court cases.
  • Dissemination of legal information to stakeholders through workshop, seminars and conferences.
  • Attending meeting for preparation of International Agreement relating to Trans boundary water resources.
  • To liaise with the Attorney General Chambers for all activities which require his direct intervention.

To have Water Legislation click the following links:

The Water Supply and Sanitation Act

The Water Resources Management Act

The Water Resources Management Act (Exploration and Drilling) Licensing Regulations,2013

Subsidiary Legislation

The Water Resources Management Act 2009

The Water Supply Sanitation Act 2009

Water Resources Management (Registration of Water User Association)

Water Resources Management (Water Abstraction, Use and  Discharge)

Water Resources Management (Procedures for Nomination for Board Members) Regulations 2010

The Water Supply and Sanitation (Registration of Community Owned Water Supply Organizations) Regulation 2009

The Water Supply and Sanitation Act (Cap 272) Regulations