Compliance, Risk Management & Quality Control

The Compliance and Quality Control Directorate oversees compliance and quality control in the licensing and regulation of rehabilitation facilities; ensures compliance and quality control in the manufacture and sale of alcoholic drinks including ensuring proper labeling of packed alcoholic drinks, in liaison with other lead government agencies. 

It also oversees information gathering and intelligence sharing in matters relating to alcohol and drug abuse in the country and in collaboration with other lead agencies, support enforcement function in matters relating to alcohol and drug abuse (ADA).  In collaboration with other lead government agencies, it carries out surveillance to monitor emerging trends in matters relating to alcohol and drug abuse; oversees quality control and compliance with systems and procedures to achieve goals, objectives and work standards of the Authority. The directorate is also in charge of enforcement and risk management.

Relevant Conventions, Acts and Policies pertinent to NACADA’s mandate and Substance Use Control in general 

African Union Plan of Action (AUPA)

Aims to improve the health, socio-economic well-being of people of Africa by reducing illicit drug use, trafficking, and associated crimes. 

Tobacco Control Act, 2007

Was enacted to control the production, manufacture, sale, labeling, advertising, promotion and sponsorship of tobacco products, whilst providing for regulation of smoking in specified areas. The Act is administered by the Tobacco Control Board under the Ministry of Health. 

Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (Control) Act, 1994

Was enacted to make provision with respect to the control of the possession of, and trafficking in, narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances and cultivation of certain plants; to provide for the forfeiture of property derived from, or used in, illicit traffic in narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances. 

Alcoholic Drinks Control Act, 2010

Was enacted to provide for the regulation of the production, sale, and consumption of alcoholic drinks, to repeal the Chang’aa Prohibition Act and the Liquor Licensing Act.  The Act is administered by the National Authority for the Campaign Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse (NACADA)

National Authority for the Campaign against Alcohol and Drug Abuse Act, 2012

was developed with the aim of ensuring that appropriate legal framework, policies, and relevant structures are in place to facilitate Alcohol and Drug control measures in order to protect the health and safety of our citizens, whilst simultaneously contributing to the policy at the national, regional and international level.

Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, 1961

Is the basis for international efforts in the control of narcotic drugs implemented both by Governments and by the international control organs The Convention prohibits the production and supply of narcotic and other classes of drugs, except for specific medical and scientific purposes.

1972 Protocol amending the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, 1961

The Protocol confers greater powers on the International Narcotics Control Board and emphasizes the prevention of drug abuse, the distribution of drug information and education, and the treatment and rehabilitation of drug addicts. It also stresses the need to balance the legitimate production of narcotics for medical and scientific purposes with the prevention of illicit production, manufacture, traffic, and use of these substances.

Convention on Psychotropic Substances 1971

Aims at preventing and combatting abuse of such psychotropic substances and the illicit traffic which gives rise to numerous public health and social problems. The Convention recognizes that the use of psychotropic substances for medical and scientific purposes is indispensable and that their availability for such purposes should not be unduly restricted

United Nations Convention against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances, 1988

Aims at depriving persons engaged in illicit traffic of the proceeds of their criminal activities thereby eliminate their main incentive for trafficking while creating obligations and financial outlays for governments

Sustainable Development Goals 2030

SDG Agenda 3 seeks to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages. Agenda 3.5 aims to strengthen prevention and treatment of persons with substance use disorders.