KETCA held a successful one day training workshop for enforcement officers in Nairobi County. The workshop was held at the Hotel Boulevard on Aug 7, 2014. The workshop was organized to equip the county enforcement officers with the requisite knowledge of the ACT and of the WHO FCTC.
The training encompassed the effects of Tobacco on first and second-hand users, farmers, as well as the general health of the county.
Mr Gamaliel Omondi, from the Ministry of Health took the enforcement officers through the Tobacco Control Act and highlighted on the important roles the enforcers play in the implementation of the ACT with particular emphasis on Part III of the act. Dr Gamaliel appealed with the enforcers to work hand-in-hand with other stakeholders to ensure a successful implementation of the ACT.
It was identified that the enforcement officers can greatly advance the implementation of the Tobacco Control Act within the county and beyond by raising public awareness through the media, public barazas, as well as through IEC materials.