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 customers has been increased.
  • Transformaton of GCL to GCLA has enhanced transparency, participation and accountability.
  • Accurate, efficient and timely analytical results.
  • GCLA's Staff has been trained in long-term and short-term in specialized field, these training contributes towards GCLA's effectiveness and efficient performance.

  • Establishment of Customer Chemicals Management Portal.

  • ISO 9001:2015 Certified and ISO 17025:2017 Accredited 
  • Easy of accessibility to our services.
  • Commercial business system management.
  • Financial accountability increased revenue.
  • Improved customer care system.
  • Involvement of staff to improve Custormer services. 
  • Construction and Rehabilitation of buildings.
  • Purchase of specialized scientific equipment 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.