By Julius Businge
Cabinet has approved the transformation of the National Drug Authority (NDA) into a national food and drug authority, according to a statement released by the Office of the Prime Minister on July 17.
The change will broaden the Authority’s mandate to cover items that are currently not provided for under the National Drug Policy and Authority Act, 1993. The move aims to protect the lives of citizens after cabinet realized there are recurrent outbreaks of food related diseases which put pressure on service delivery notably health. The added items include food, food supplements and other materials.