The statutory mandate of the Department of Planning is to collaborate with heads of departments in planning and implementing technical operations and capacity building programs of the Ministry. This Department consists of two divisions: Bureau of Planning and Bureau of training and Human Resource Development (HRD). The Planning Department also supervises the Office of Precious Minerals (to ensure compliance with the Kimberly Process Certification Scheme) as well as the Mining Inspectorate. The Department is headed by a Deputy Minister for Planning.
The Department of Planning and Human Resource Development is mandated to collaborate with various departments of the ministry to formulate short to long term development plans and articulate the shared vision of the Ministry of Mines and Energy. The Department also provides a process for mapping a clear path through the coordination of technical programs, budgeting, personnel and training activities on behalf of the Ministry.