Posted March 24, 2021 5:18 pm by

Vinie Chipukeezy

Vincent Muasya alias Chipukeezy has been appointed as the new Board vice chairperson of Nacada.

In a statement, the Chairperson of the National Authority for the Campaign Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse (NACADA) Board of Directors delightedly announced that he will take the responsibility from Wednesday 24th March 2021.

He was elected by the Board of Directors during a meeting yesterday replacing Mr. Peterson Mwai who served in that position until December 2020.

While announcing the selection, NACADA Board Chairperson. Prof Mabel Imbuga, said that Mr. Muasya will be instrumental in steering the Authority’s mandate as he resonates well with the youth and young persons who are our critical target group for our prevention campaigns.

In his appreciation statement. Mr. Muasya pledged to utilize this opportunity to spearhead youth and children programs in line with the Authority’s strategic plan to provide hope for the young person’s struggling with addiction in the country.

He thanked the Board for the vote of confidence and revealed that he is looking forward to working with the Board Members to provide strategic guidance and policy direction at a time that Kenya is facing myriad of challenges including upsurge in alcohol and drug abuse consumption especially during this Covid-19 pandemic period.
Mr. Vincent Muasya appointment is in accordance with Section 6(1)(h) and Paragraphs 3(1) and 3(2) of the NACADA Act, 2012.

Speaking to Mpasho.co.ke, Chipukeezy said;

“I promise to continue working with other board members. Alcohol is still a crisis in this country. We want to change the narrative and handle the situation in all parts of the country. We have partnered with NHIF where you can willingly take yourself to a rehab and also with the ministry of education where young people are being taught about drug abuse at an early age.”

He was first appointed to NACADA by President Kenyatta in June 2018 as an artist with a passion for community outreach programs targeting the youth in and out of learning institutions to inculcate behaviour change and mentorship.

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