National Biosafety Authority is one of the government
agencies under MESTI



The functions of the NBA include the following:


  • To receive, process, respond to and making decisions on applications under the Act;
  • To establish an administrative mechanism to ensure the appropriate handling and storage of documents and data in connection with applications and other matters covered under the Act.
  • To act as the National Focal Point responsible for liaising with any other agencies or international organizations concerned with biotechnology and biosafety, and
  • To promote public awareness, participation and education concerning the activities of the Authority under the Act.