The Ministry of Justice was established in 1960 to make justice accessible to all consistent with the ideals of democracy and the rule of law.
- Prosecution of offenders on behalf of the State;
- Conduct of civil cases for and against the Government;
- Drafting of laws and legal instruments
- Legal advisory services and vetting and drafting of agreements on behalf of Government MDAs;
- Representing the country in international legal activities;
- Protection of Citizens rights;
- Provision of authentic law reporting system for the development of the law;
- The evaluation and co-ordination of the activities of law-enforcement agencies and quasi-legal institutions in order to ensure and comply with Constitutional standards; and
- The co-ordination of the relationship between the Executive arm of Government and the Judicial arm in a manner that ensures the harmonious co-existence of the arms while maintaining their independence.