The Executive Secretary ( ES) of The African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF), Zimbabwe, Prof. Emmanuel Nnadozie this morning paid a courtesy call to the Centre for Tobacco Control in Africa ( CTCA) at Centre’s premises in Kasangati, near Kampala. The ES was received by the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Finance and Administration, Makerere University, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, who is also the chairperson of the CTCA Steering Committee.
In his welcome remarks, Prof. Nawangwe thanked ACBF for the support rendered to the Centre. He reiterated Makerere University’s commitment to ensuring that the Centre benefits the whole of Africa by supporting governments to implement evidence based tobacco control strategies.
Prof. Emmanuel Nnadozie stressed the need for strengthening capacity development for tobacco control leadership as a strategy to generate the much required political will to move the tobacco control agenda. He said tobacco use is a growing challenge affecting many Africans and yet still has a lot of capacity gaps that required concerted efforts to address.
The Acting Centre Manager, Ms. Jennifer Kalule highlighted some of the achievements that the Centre has attained during the phase II implementation that is supported through ACBF.
Source: ACBF Executive Secretary Prof. Emmanuel Nnadozie emphasizes the need for capacity development for tobacco control leadership