Ministry of Justice and Law

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Justice Admin

Administration Department consists of the following sectors:

1.1 Deputy Principal Secretary's Office

▪ This office coordinates the planning and budgeting process of all programs in the ministry.

▪ It also coordinates ministry's financial management and controls budget.

▪ It Manages and administers ministerial assets and fleet.

▪Lastly, this office is in charge of the supervision of administration staff.

1.2 Human Resource

▪ The human Resource Office improves the alignment and utilization of human resources within the Ministry.

▪ It coordinates implementation of performance management system.

▪ It improves the level of disciple within the ministry.

▪ It reduces time taken to pay retiring officers’ terminal benefits.

▪ It manages the production of Human resources information.

▪ It also facilitates capacitation of public officers with the relevant knowledge, skills and abilities.


1.3 Legal

▪ This section promotes legal presentation to indigent Basotho.

▪ It strengthens legal aid


1.4 Procurement

 The main function is to procure goods and services for the whole Ministry following the government procedures and regulations. Our procuring process is as follows; M0– M50,000 is a single order, M50,000– M100,000 is a maximum of 3 quotations and lastly, M100,000 upwards is a tendering amounts.

1.5 Information

• This section releases the ministerial information to the public.

▪ It sensitizes heads of departments.

• It draws plan of activities.

▪ It also distributes assignments.

1.6 IT

▪ Installing,configuring and troubleshooting  computer hardware, software, systems, metworks, printers and scanners

▪Monitoring and maintaining computer systems and networks

▪Responding timely to service issues and requests

▪Provision of technical support across the Ministry department users

▪Prescibe, implement and test new technologies as required by the Ministry

▪Train staff on any newly implemented technologies

▪Development of inhouse information systems

1.7 Transport

▪ The main function of this section is to support the employees of this ministry with transport to go to different destinations that involve work related matters. It also helps nuclear families of the Administration section employees with transportation when they have funerals.

1.8 Audit

To assess and evaluate the adequacy, efficiency and effectiveness of internal control systems, risk management and governance processes, reporting significant risk exposures including fraud risks

▪ Check compliance with laid down rules and regulations, policies, procedures and contracts

▪ Provide advisory role to management on issues relating to internal controls, risk management and governance processes

1.9 Registry office

▪ This office helps the ministry keep the necessary documentation for both the ministry’s offices and compliance units

▪ It assists the ministry in managing records and ordinary records

▪ It receives, records and distributes incoming mail of all kinds both internally, being within the ministry and externally meaning to other ministries, organisations and or the ministry’s other departments: Probation, Legal Aid and LCS. The kind of letters include memoranda, savingrams and faxes


1.10 Planning

▪ The planning section enhances research within the ministry

▪ To coordinate ministerial capital projects

▪ To take lead in the coordination of National Strategic Development Plan II implementation and other National and Ministerial Policies and Plans 


1.11 Accounts

Timely compilation and submission of annual Budget

To ensure that cash plans are prepared before receiving warrant from Finance Ministry

Preparation of budget performance-quarterly

To consolidate the Ministry’s Financial Report

To collect and deposit revenue and capture it into IFMIS

Collecting funds on requisitions from different sections

Checking of invoices before preparation of payments to suppliers

Monitoring that funds are spent as budgeted within the ministry