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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Business Development

Department has the following sections:

  • Finance and Accounting
  • Personnel and General Administration
  • Supplies and Procurement
  • Marketing, Planning and Budgeting
  • Information and Communication Technology

Activities of the Department

Department performs the following activities: 

  • Maintain good relationship with our customers
  • To supervise and coordinate customer services
  • To advertise GCLAS' activities
  • To provide public relation services
  • To prepare public relation services
  • To prepare short and long term plans
  • To prepare annual revenue and expenditure budget
  • To prepare technical and implementation report
  • To prepare annual financial report
  • To supervise and coordinate procurement issues
  • To facilitate human resource development and workers welfare
  • To follow-up, access and evaluate GCLA business
  • To promote GCLA business

Advantages of utilizing the services

  • Good relation between GCLA and customers
  • Acquire recognition Nationally and Internationally as a center for excellence
  • Acessibility of the laboratory services to the community


Staff and equipment

  • Department has highly qualified and experienced staff in marketing, accounting, financial management, procurement and public relations.
  • Department also has modern equipments.
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.