This Department functions as the policy adviser to the Government on all animal health, safety and wholesomeness of food of animal origin for human consumption and Pest Control Services. It is involved in the prevention, control and eradication of transboundary animal diseases and pests to ensure healthy national herds and flocks of livestock and improve the economic well being of the livestock farmers. The Department therefore has overall responsibility of formulating policy on animal health, pest control services as well as safety of foods of animal origin in the country