Legal Services

The legal division is the section of an Enga Provincial Government responsible for keeping EPG’s operations compliant with all the relevant laws and regulations in force. It is staffed by lawyers and legal experts, who can be considered the EPG's legal counsel.

Legal monitoring makes up the bulk of their day-to-day workload. Indeed, lawyers have to ensure that they remain up to date at all times on all the various standards and laws that affect the EPG’s business. This work requires a great deal of precision and rigor, as legal standards are constantly evolving, which can potentially impact everything the EPG does.

At the same time, the legal department also plays the role of advising and fostering awareness: it must be in constant communication with all the other departments to ensure that the regulations are being properly applied, especially when there have been recent changes or developments. As such, the legal team’s expertise is called on for every project, in the context of contract negotiations and, of course, for decisions made by the executive committee.

As it is responsible for the compliance of the EPG’s business activities, the legal department also takes action in the event of internal and external conflicts, and, if necessary, in the management of legal proceedings.

Contract Management

Enga Provincial Government has various types of contracts to manage, both internal ⁠— the most common being employment contracts ⁠— and external, such as with suppliers and, of course, clients. These contracts are crucial documents, often processed in large volumes and handled by multiple parties and departments: purchasing, sales, human resources, finance, and, as one might expect, the legal department.

Be they contracts related to purchasing, business negotiations or even standard recruitment contracts, all of these documents must strictly comply with all the relevant standards. Why? Because even the slightest mistake can prove very costly indeed, both legally and financially speaking – not to mention the issue of the EPG’s reputation if the dispute becomes public. For all these reasons, the role of the legal department is paramount when it comes to contract management.

On a day-to-day basis, Legal Division is responsible for ensuring that all contracts are compliant and that their performance is in line with all clauses. They also contribute to the process before the contracts are even signed, during the drafting and negotiation stages. This requires meticulous monitoring and regular discussions with the other departments in the Enga Provincial Government.


Twenty-five years of stable leadership and consistent administrative machinery have resulted in EPG attracting more foreign government and NGO donor agencies to invest in all sectors in the province. ’This has been our strength and a Key strategy for addressing our development agendas.

Chief Sir Peter Ipatas,GCL,KBE,MP
Governor, Enga Province