Mandate and Responsibility Mandate and Responsibility

Ministry Of Water, Irrigation and Electricity

  1. The Ministry Of Water, Irrigation and Electricity shall have the powers and duties to:- 
    1. Promote the development of water resource and electricity;
    2. Undertake basin studies and determine the country's ground and surface water resource potential in terms of volume and quality, and facilitate the utilization of same;
    3. Determine conditions and methods required for the optimum and equitable allocation and utilization of water bodies that flow across or lie between more than one Regional States among various uses and the Regional States;
    4. Undertake studies and negotiation of treaties pertaining to the utilization of boundary and trans-boundary water bodies, and follow up the implementation of same;
    5. Cause the carrying out of study, design and construction works to promote the expansion of medium and large irrigation dams;
    6. Administer dams and water structures constructed by federal budget unless they are entrusted to the authority of the relevant bodies;
    7. In cooperation with the appropriate organs, prescribe quality standards for waters to be used for various purposes;
    8. Support the expansion of potable water supply coverage; follow up and coordinate the implementation of projects financed by foreign assistance and loans;
    9. Promote the growth and expansion of the country's supply of electric energy;
    10. Issue permits and regulate the construction and operation of water works relating to water bodies referred to in paragraph (c) and (d) of this sub-article;
    11. Ensure the proper execution of functions relating to meteorological service.
  2. The power and duties given to the Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy by the provision of the other laws, currently in force, with respect to water and resource and electricity, are hereby given to the Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Electricity.