Chief Govt. Chemist

Prof. Samwel V. Manyele
Chief Government Chemist (CGC)

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Chemicals Management

The division has the following sections:

  • Industrial Chemicals and Products Quality Control
  • Chemical safety and Pollution Control
  • Chemical Registration and Control


Function of the Division:

  • To provide analytical services
  • To provide scientific advice and consultancy
  • To conduct research activities
  • To facilitate management of chemicals


Some sample analyzed in this Division:

  • Water and waste water
  • Soaps and detergents
  • Water purification chemicals
  • Petrol and Petroleum products
  • Disinfectants
  • Fertilizers
  • Pesticide, chemical residues (soils and plants)
  • Sea water damaged goods
  • Miscellaneous samples
  • Cosmetics
  • Environmental polluted samples

Disadvantages of products of unknown quality and safety:
  • Health hazards like cancer, heart, liver and kidney diseases or damage, sometimes death
  • Substandard products/good in the market
  • Environmental pollution
  • Contamination of water bodies, which may cause hazards to fish, animals and plants.

 

Advantages of utilizing the services

This division gives out the services which have the following advantages to consumers

  • To protect health of the community
  • To improve individuals and government's income
  • To avoid sale and use of substandard and unsafe products
  • To prevent community from misuse or abuse of chemicals
  • To educate community on the safe use of chemicals and their management
  • To enhance good quality products both for foreign and local use.


Staff and equipment:

  • The division has highly qualified and experienced personnel in Analytical Chemistry, Environmentai Science and Technology, Chemicals Management and Safety and other relevant fields.
  • To division also has modern analytical instrument and equipments.


Collaboration with National and international Organizations:

The division works in collaboration with National and International Organizations to ensure Environmental Sound Management of Chemicais and Chemical Safety.

Our Vision

To become a reputable world class analytical laboratory for executing health, social well-being and environmental interventions.

Our Mission

To provide quality and cost effective laboratory and regulatory services to the Government, Institutions, private sector and the general public for the purpose of safeguarding human health, environment and for execution of justice.