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This Section will perform the following activities:-

  • Prepare guidelines, inspection plans and checklist for effective registration and inspection of forensic science and Human DNA laboratories;
  • Coordinate or conduct inspection to forensic science and Human DNA Laboratories;
  • Prepare certificates or license of registration for forensic science and Human DNA Laboratories;
  • Maintain and cause to be gazetted the forensic science and Human DNA Laboratories;
  • Coordinate inspection of forensic science and Human DNA laboratories to zonal laboratories;
  • Coordinate Technical Committee(TC) meetings on forensic science and Human DNA matters;
  • Coordinate implementation of the Montreal Protocol on Ozone Layer Depleting Substances;
  • Conduct special training and cause to be gazetted the forensic science and Human DNA laboratories inspectors;
  • Propose regulations and areas for review on Human DNA and forensic science to the Director of Regulatory Services;
  • Coordinate forensic science and Human DNA policies, research or programmes nationally and internationally; and
  • Monitor the compliance with the provisions of The Human DNA regulation Act No. 8 of 2009 and Government Chemist Laboratory Authority Act No. 8 of 2016 and the corresponding Regulations.

This Section will be led by a Manager

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