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The Ministry of Mineral Resources, Green Technology and Energy Security (MMGE)

The Ministry of Mineral Resources, Green Technology and Energy Security (MMGE) is responsible for the oversight of the minerals and the energy sectors; coordination, development and regulation of mining and energy activities, formulate, direct, coordinate and implement policies and programs for the Minerals and Energy sectors. The Ministry carries these responsibilities through various departments, parastatals and government owned companies namely; Department of Energy Affairs, Mineral Affairs Division, Department Mines, Department of Corporate Services, Diamond Hub, Botswana Geoscience Institutes, Botswana Power Corporation (BPC), Botswana Oil Limited, Mineral Development Company Botswana.

The Ministry Headquarters provides leadership and policy directions to the departments and parastatals. The Permanent Secretary assisted by the Deputy Permanent Secretaries provides administrative leadership under the political direction of the Minister. For this purpose the Permanent Secretary utilises specialised divisions within the Ministry Headquarters, namely the Planning Unit and the Coal Development Unit.


VISION:

TThe Ministry of Mineral Resources, Green Technology and Energy Security (MMGE) will be a global leader in the provision of services in the mineral and energy sectors for national prosperity.

MISSION:

The Ministry of Mineral Resources, Green Technology and Energy Security (MMGE) strives to provide reliable, adequate and good quality water; reliable and accessible energy services and efficient administrative services for mineral exploitation in partnership with stakeholders.

MMGE ‘s overall mandate:

  • To facilitate the development of the mineral sector
  • To provide access to reliable energy services through efficient administrative services and quality partnerships for improvement of quality of life and national prosperity.

VALUES:

People motivation
we will develop, support, motivate staff and reward their performance in a transparent and caring manner.

Results orientation
we will produce results for customers, employees, all communities and for the sector. We will be customer focused, and will at all times begin with the results in the mind. We will employ botho, develop and support the people involved in service delivery recognize achievement at all levels.

Creativity
we will recognize and value innovative thinking and practices and continuously seek better processes in operations and service delivery.

Partnership with stakeholders
we will employ botho and a win-win mindset at all levels and value stakeholder contribution. We will pursue synergy through teamwork and seek to complement our abilities for greater productivity.

Public and Occupational health and safety and stewardship of the environment
Safety and health of staff and other stakeholders is of paramount importance in the delivery of services. We will therefore be responsive to their safety and health needs. The minister will protect and preserve the environment in pursuit of sustainable development by using innovative and appropriate technologies.

How we are organized:

The Ministry Headquarters, Department of Mines, Department of Energy Affairs, are all located in Gaborone while the Department of Geological Survey is located in Lobatse. The one parastatal under MMGE, being Botswana Power Corporation (BPC) has offices in Gaborone and most villages around the country.

What we do:

Ministry Headquarters

The Ministry Headquarters provide leadership and policy direction to the departments and parastatals. It formulates short and long term strategies for implementing the approved national policies and programmes on minerals, energy and water resources. This Ministry formulates, directs and coordinates the overall national politics on minerals, energy and water resources. It provides clean water as a direct means of improving people's lives and an essential input for agricultural, commercial and industrial development. It provides effective national leadership and liaises with other related sectors within government and other parastatal, private and international agencies working in the filed of minerals, energy and water resources. For prospecting licenses and mining leases contact the Geological Survey and Mines Department respectively.

Department of Mines

The Energy Affairs Division formulates, directs and coordinates national energy policy and programmes, and facilitates the availability of efficient, reliable, affordable and good quality energy services. The organisation is committed to improving accessibility and quality of energy services, reducing costs and protecting the environment in order to promote social and economic development in an environmentally sustainable manner.

For more information click www.mines.gov.bw

Department of Geological Survey

The Department of Geological Survey (DGS) collects, assess, archive, advices on and disseminate all geo-scientific data related to the rocks, minerals and water resources of Botswana. It provides a service to mineral exploration companies actively involved or interested in prospecting in Botswana. Evaluation of industrial mineral prospects that could support local industry is also done to reduce Botswana's reliance on imported raw materials. The DGS also undertakes research on the major groundwater systems of Botswana to ensure proper utilization and protection of such systems.

For more information click www.geoscience.gov.bw/geos/

Energy Affairs

The Energy Affairs Division formulates, directs and coordinates national energy policy and programmes, and facilitates the availability of efficient, reliable, affordable and good quality energy services. The organisation is committed to improving accessibility and quality of energy services, reducing costs and protecting the environment in order to promote social and economic development in an environmentally sustainable manner.

Mineral Affairs

The Mineral Affairs Division provides policy coordination and administrative services to MMGE. Mineral Affairs acts to quality control administrative aspects of license and lease permitting and leads the business side of any interest that the Government might wish to take in a mining operation. The Mineral Affairs Division administrates the Mineral Sector to promote local and foreign investment.