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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ICCA Summary


The Industrial and Consumers Chemicals (Management and Control) Act No 3 of 2003 provides a legal framework or the management and control of industrial and consumer chemicals throughout the life cycle.

The law requires that all those persons who intends to produce, import, export, sale, deal in industrial and consumer chemicals must register with the Registrar of Industrial and Consumer chemicals so that their capacities to manage chemicals can be assessed. Those who qualify are registered and then required to meet certain conditions as might be stipulated in their certificates of registrations.

The law also requires that facilities used in the production, storage disposal of chemicals and waste must be registered for the same reasons of ensuring that they are of sound designs and that are operated properly.

The chemicals are organized into four categories:

  • Regular chemicals are listed under Schedule Three
  • Those chemicals that are Highly Hazardous are listed under Schedule Sixth
  • Precursor Chemicals (those that can be used to produce illicit drugs) are listed under Schedule Seven and
  • List of Severely Restricted Banned/Eliminated Chemicals are under Schedule Eight.

The Registrar of Industrial and Consumer chemicals, as a regulator is required to inspect facilities on a regular basis to monitor conduct, management and control of chemicals.

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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.