NACADA, Parliamentary Committee on Administration and National Security Convene to Bolster Anti-Drug Campaign
On January 30th, 2024, the Parliamentary Departmental Committee on Administration and National Security convened a crucial meeting with the National Authority for the Campaign against Alcohol and Drug Abuse (NACADA). Held at the Authority's boardroom and in a concerted effort to fortify Kenya's fight against alcohol and drug abuse, the meeting aimed at strategizing and discussing the effective implementation of NACADA's mandate.
Hosting the delegation, led by the Board Chair Rev. Dr. Stephen Mairori, EBS, and the CEO Dr. Anthony Omerikwa, MBS, highlighted the Authority's achievements to the legislators. Engaging in a robust discussion, Members of the Parliamentary Committee and the Authority’s technical team focused on how to better respond to the dynamic and ever-evolving alcohol and drug abuse challenge in the country.
Other important issues discussed were the existing gaps in the legal regime that impede the heightened collaborative approach in the campaign against alcohol and drug abuse in the country as well as further decentralization of NACADA's services to the Counties.
The meeting also underscored the need for adequate funding and logistical support to bolster NACADA's operational capacity. This point of discussion revolved around optimizing resource utilization to maximize impact and reach across the nation.
The collaborative meeting between the Parliamentary Committee and NACADA signifies a renewed commitment to tackling the scourge of alcohol and drug abuse in Kenya. By leveraging collective expertise and resources, the stakeholders aim to strengthen NACADA's mandate and advance the nation's anti-drug agenda.