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MIGORI ENFORCEMENT TEAM LAUNCH

MIGORI ENFORCEMENT TEAM LAUNCH

MIGORI COUNTY LAUNCHES TOBACCO CONTROL ENFORCEMENT TEAM

Despite being popularly know as the hub of tobacco growing in Kenya, Migori County has taken a bold step of being among the first counties to launch a strong enforcement team to curb the tobacco menace in the region. The team’s first mandate is to ensure that the tobacco control act and regulations is fully and effectively enforced.

Kenya Tobacco Control Alliance (KETCA), The Kenya Tobacco Control Board and the Migori County Government lauded the team citing that the war on tobacco in the region has to be worn and violations will be dealt with according to the law.

Speaking during the occasion, the head of preventive and promotive health, Mr Samuel Oketch, from the county’s ministry of Health expressed optimism of the team and appreciated the work cut out for the committee in the region.

 

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MANDATE OF THE COMMITTEE

This committee is primarily tasked with an oversight role of the enforcement and implementation of tobacco control policies within the county. Other mandates include but not limited to:

  • Advicing the CEC Health on requisite policies to strengthen enforcement
  • Industry monitoring
  • Take appropriate actions on offenders or violations
  • Providing public education

Migori County Government is committed to ensure the national tobacco control law and regulations are effectively implemented and enforced ~ Mr Samuel Oketch

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