Chief Govt. Chemist

Dr. Fidelice M.S. Mafumiko

CHIEF GOVERNMENT CHEMIST

Welcome to the Government Chemist Laboratory Authority (GCLA), your number one centre for laboratory analysis of samples/exhibits related to Forensic Sciences in order to facilitate forensic investigations and hence assurance of justice and rule of law, samples related to agricultural and industrial produce to ascertain safety and quality, samples related to paternity or sex identification in order to address society concerns and samples related to environmental and occupational health for the protection of health and the environment.


Facebook   Twitter Google+
Welcome to GCLA

Welcome to the Government Chemist Laboratory Authority (GCLA), your number one centre for laboratory analysis of samples/exhibits related to Forensic Sciences in order to facilitate forensic investigations and hence assurance of justice and rule of law, samples related to agricultural and industrial produce to ascertain safety and quality, samples related to paternity or sex identification in order to address society concerns and samples related to environmental and occupational health for the protection of health and the environment.

GCLA was founded in 1895 during the German colonization with H. Von Wissman as the German to Tanganyika. It has come a long way from its beginnings of conducting researches on Tropical diseases under the Chief Secretary's Office and thereafter to the Ministry of Health just after the 1st World War. Since independence of Tanganyika, GCLA has continued to operate as a department of the Ministry of health till 1999 when it changed its status to Government Chemist Laboratory Agency. The current status of GCLA being Government Chemist Laboratory Authority was acquired in 2016 when the Parliament of the United Republic of Tanzania enacted the law to establish the Authority under the Government Chemist Laboratory Authority Act, No. 8 of 2016. According to its establishing Act, the laboratory results issued by the GCLA are final and conclusive as they are generated from specialized equipment for laboratory analysis such as Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometer (LC-MS/MS) triple quadrant, Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometer (ICP-OES), Energy Dispersive X Ray Fluorescence (ED-XRF), Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), Real time Polymerase Chain Reaction, Genetic analyzer, On-Site Analysis (OSA4), Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometer (GC-MS/MS), Gas Chromatography (GC), Ultraviolet-Visible Spectrophotometer (UV-VIS) and Atomic Absorption Spectrometer (AAS). Furthermore, GCLA is ISO 9001:2008 certified and ISO 17025:2015 Accredited and hence the results generated are nationally and internationally recognized. In addition, GCLA being the sole regulator of industrial and consumer chemicals and human DNA Technology in the country is hereby committed to ensure that, chemicals are used in a manner that minimize adverse effects to health and the environment, also the human DNA technology and the respective results are used only for the intended purposes to safeguard human dignity. The long term experiences have resulted to establishment of a competent Authority which has high quality professional staff, trust within and outside the Government and is able to provide check and balances to assist decision-making for any conflicting issues which require laboratory analysis. We now serve customers all over the United Republic of Tanzania, and are thrilled continually to be part of our services. We are therefore, committed for continually improvement of our services so that we always meet the customer's demand and satisfaction. We hope you enjoy our services as much as we enjoy offering them to you. If you have any questions or comments, please don't hesitate to contact us. Sincerely, Dr. Fidelice M.S. Mafumiko CHIEF GOVERNMENT CHEMIST
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.