Employees to fully commit to PPA NADA- DG

By: Rashdan Zakaria

YAN, July 17, 2023 – The officers of the National Anti-Drugs Agency (NADA) need to give one hundred percent commitment towards the implementation of the NADA Certification Program (PPA) introduced by NADA Training Center.

Director General of NADA, Mr. Sutekno Ahmad Belon emphasized that the program is to improve the competence of all NADA officers especially in mastering the three core bisness of the agency, namely prevention, treatment and rehabilitation as well as enforcement.


Director General of NADA (Middle) with NADA Yan district officers. Photo by NADA / Rashdan Zakaria

He said, the three certifications are the Certificate of Preventive Education Practice (CPE), the Treatment and Rehabilitation Practice Certificate (CPP), and the Enforcement Practice Certificate (CEP).

“I want all NADA officers and staff to commit one hundred percent to the implementation of NADA’s PPA because it is seen as giving a clearer exposure to the duties and roles of NADA officers.

“Therefore, it would be best to participate in all these programs that have been developed and implemented at the NADA Training Center (PLAK) so as to improve the competence of all officers in the three core areas,” he said when holding the NADA DG Work Visit at the Yan and Pendang District NADA Office, here on Monday.

Also present were NADA Treatment, Medicine and Rehabilitation Division Director, Siti Mariam Mursidan and Kedah State NADA Director, Abdul Hamediee Ibrahim.

During the visit, Tuan Sutekno took the opportunity to view and monitor the operation of the Nurul Saadah Private Drug Rehabilitation Center (PPDP) and be open with clients in the community of Pendang District.

Furthermore, Sutekno asked all officers to transform the old and useless work culture to ensure that the services offered by NADA are effective and efficient for the betterment of NADA.

“There are officers who take advantage of flexible working hours by entering the office at 7.30am, while instead starting work at 9am.

“During that period, they should have started the work process because when it’s time to go home, they will shoot off around 4.30 pm taking into account the record of coming to the office. This action is very untrustworthy and needs to be changed immediately,” he said.

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