The Commissioner General of the DCEA addressed the meeting by highlighting the legal mandate of CNAs and the need for voluntary cooperation between the Government and the private sectors. The areas of cooperation were stressed including training and awareness and sharing of information on suspicious transactions of substances.
It was also emphasized that, through experiences learned from other countries with examples from France and Swiss, the control of precursor chemicals have a significant achievement due to the close cooperation between the CNAs and the private sectors.
It was concluded that the convened initial signing event of MoU should be a roadmap to the strengthened cooperation and encouraged more relevant stakeholders to join the network of partnership in preventing the diversion of precursor chemicals and controlled pharmaceuticals.
On the other hand, the representatives from private sector commended the initiatives made by the Government of Tanzania on constituting the Public –Private Network in preventing the diversion of precursor chemicals and controlled pharmaceuticals. They pledged with high molar to cooperate with government in fighting against illicit drugs by ensuring precursor chemicals and controlled pharmaceuticals are not diverted from licit distribution chain. In closing his remark the representative from chemical sector emphasised on the need to establish an association of chemical stakeholders which will bring them together for their common interest.