DIRECTORATE OF LEGISLATIVE DRAFTING

The Nature of Legislative Drafting

“Legislative drafting is an intellectual labour requiring hours of intellectual concentration, planning and strategy. Requests for legislation come with urgent, immediate flags. Far reaching constitutional amendments may be done over the counter. In times of emergency orders, directives, notifications affecting life and liberty are drafted at top speed. Parliamentary Counsel may work round the clock and with a heavy heart for fear of a hasty, rash draft.” – Prof. VCRAC Crabbe

 

MANDATE 

Our Mandate is -

  • To Translate Government Policy into Legislation; and
  • To Gazette Legal Documents

OUR CLIENTS/CUSTOMERS

Our Clients/Customers are the - 

  • Government Offices, Ministries and Agencies
  • Regional Councils, Local Authority Councils and other Statutory Bodies
  • General Public
  • Gazette Printers

 

STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE

Our strategic objective is to improve the on time finalisation of proposed legislation for Offices, Ministries and Agencies.