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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The achievements of the GCLA include:

  • Transformation of GCl to an Executive Agency has improved quality of service delivery.
  • The GCLA is now customer service oriented.
  • Improved customer satisfaction.
  • The number of samples and customer has been increased.
  • Transformaton of GCL to GCLA has enhanced transparency, participation and accountability.
  • Accurate, efficient and timely results.
  • GCLA with the financial assistance from UNEP-Chemicals has installed internet and e-mail facilities, which has improved communication between the Agency, customers, National & International Organizations.
  • GCLA's Staff has been trained in long-term and short-term in specialized field, this training contributes towards GCLA's effectiveness and efficient performance.
  • Easy of accessibility to our services.
  • Commercial business system management.
  • Financial accountability.
  • Improved customer care system.
  • Involvement of staff to improve service to customers. 
  • Increased customers.
  • Rehabilitation of buildings.
  • Purchase of specialized scientific equipments and instruments.
  • Improvement of Library Services including books, leaflets, magazines and journals for reference of ourselves and our customers.
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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.