The office of the Chief Executive Officer was established on 24th July, 2012 by the National Authority for the Campaign Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse Act, 2012. This office was previously referred to as the office of the National Coordinator.
Dr. William N. Okedi, HSC is the Authority’s current Chief Executive Officer. He assumed office in April, 2012 from his predecessor, Mr. Aggrey Busena who was the acting National Coordinator from 2010.
He has previously worked as Field Director HIV/AIDS Monitor Program for Center for Global Development and Country Director, AMREF South Africa and Mozambique region.
Public Education & Advocacy
This Directorate sensitizes various groups such as faith-based organizations, constituency-based leadership, public and private sector and the youth. Special groups are also included and comprise of truck drivers, Intravenous Drug Users, (IDUs) matatu drivers, prisoners and people living with disabilities.
In this regard, all public sector institutions are required to mainstream alcohol and drugs preventions programmes in their operations. NACADA uses various avenues to conduct public awareness and sensitization such as trade fairs, public and other holidays. The Authority also produces targeted Information, Education and Communication materials and is lobbying for mainstreaming of alcohol and drug abuse prevention content to be infused in the schools curriculum.
Research & Policy Development
This Directorate conducts and facilitates research and the sharing of research results at the national and local levels. Research results are used to inform policy development and guide strategies and operations. As a follow-up to the 2007 baseline survey, the Authority recently conducted a national survey in June this year.
Finance and Administration
Human Resource & Administration
Treatment & Rehabilitation
- Regulatory Services
- Treatment & Rehabilitation Services
- Help Line / Counselling Office