About the Ministry
The Ministry of Energy (MoE) was established in 2016 following the Republican President’s directive to re-align the Ministry from the then Ministry of Energy and Water Development (MEWD). This was during the President’s address to Parliament in September, 2016.
Prior to the re-alignments, the Ministry of Energy and Water Development was part of the Ministry of Mines, Energy and Water Development (MMEWD) which was established in 2012 following the Patriotic Front (PF) Party forming Government in 2011. In 2015, MMEWD was re-aligned to the Ministry of Energy and Water Development and Ministry of Mines and Minerals Development (MMMD).
According to Government Gazette Notice No. 836 of 2016 the portfolio functions of the MoE are as follows:
- Development of renewable energy sources;
- Energy policy;
- Nuclear energy policy;
- Oil pipeline and refineries;
- Petroleum; and
- Petroleum storage and pricing.
“A Smart and Value-Centered Ministry of Energy”
“To ensure increased access to sustainable energy.”
In line with the National Values and Principles as well as pursuant to its mission, the Ministry is guided by Five (5) Core Values in its operations and the members of staff are expected to exhibit the following values in their behaviour and conduct:
- Teamwork; and