Chief Govt. Chemist

Dr. Fidelice M.S. Mafumiko


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.

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Objectives of GCLA

Objectives of the Authority include:-

  • To contribute to the protection of the environment and health of people of Tanzania, by participating in the establishment of integrated chemicals management systems and regulating consumer and industrial chemicals.
  • Facilitate effective legal proceedings for fair justice, by the timely provision of expert advice.
  • Assist in clinical procedures by the timely provision of expert advice on poisoning and treatment efficacy; and
  • Increase its efficiency and effectiveness through continuous improvement of management systems and staff development. 
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.