Mandate

The passing into law of the National Authority for Campaign Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse Act, 2012 enhanced the mandate of NACADA by giving the Authority powers to do the following:

  1. Carry out public education on alcohol and drug abuse directly and in collaboration with other public or private bodies and institutions;
  2. Coordinate and facilitate public participation in the control of alcohol and drug abuse;
  3. Coordinate and facilitate interagency collaboration and liaison among lead agencies responsible for alcohol and drug demand reduction;
  4. In collaboration with other lead agencies, facilitate and promote the monitoring and surveillance of national and international emerging trends and patterns in the production, manufacture, sale, consumption, trafficking, promotion of alcohol and drugs of abuse;
  5. In collaboration with other lead agencies, provide and facilitate the development and operation of rehabilitation facilities, programmes and standards for persons with substance use disorders;
  6. Subject to any other written law, license and regulate operation of rehabilitation facilities for persons with substance use disorders;
  7. Coordinate and facilitate in collaboration with other lead agencies and non-state actors the formulation of national policies, laws and plans of action on control of alcohol and drug abuse and facilitating their implementation, enforcement, continuous review, monitoring and evaluation;
  8. Develop and maintain proactive cooperation with regional and international institutions in areas relevant to achieving the Authority’s objectives;
  9. In collaboration with other public and private agencies, facilitate, conduct, promote and coordinate research and dissemination of findings on data on alcohol and drug abuse and serve as the repository of such data;
  10. In collaboration with other lead agencies, prepare, publish and submit an alcohol and drug abuse control status report bi-annually to both Houses of Parliament through the Cabinet Secretary;
  11. To assist and support county governments in developing and implementing policies, laws, plans of action on control of drug abuse.
  12. Carry out such other roles necessary for the implementation of the objects and purpose of this Act and perform such other functions as may from time to time, be assigned by the Cabinet Secretary.

 

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