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Statement by the Financial Intelligence Authority on COVID-19 and measures to combat increased ML/TF activity.

Statement by the Financial Intelligence Authority: Concerns related to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and measures to combat increased Money Laundering/Terrorist Financing activity.

Uganda joins the EGMONT Group

Uganda was admitted to the EGMONT Group of Financial Intelligence Units on 3rd July, 2019.

 

Ministry of Health Press Statement

Update on Uganda's enhanced measures  to prevent importation of Novel Coronavirus Disease COVID-19

Hon.Dr.Jane Ruth Aceng

Minister of Health

Customs - FIU Cooperation Handbook

Customs - FIU Cooperation Handbook

Sanitized Public Version.

032020_RUSI Handbook UGANDA

Using Financial Intelligence Against the Illegal Wildlife Trade in Uganda

A Handbook

February 2020

More info at: https://shoc.rusi.org/iwt

 

Circular for Submitting Annual Compliance Reports to the Financial Intelligence Authority.

Circular to All Accountable Persons for Submitting Annual Compliance Reports to the Financial Intelligence Authority.

Executive Director's Message

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the Financial Intelligence Authority (FIA) of Uganda website. FIA was founded in 2014 and its mandate is to fight Money Laundering and combat Terrorism Financing in Uganda. We strive to be the centre of excellence in combating Money Laundering (ML) and Terrorism Financing (TF). We have a strong belief that this can be achieved by fostering the integrity of the financial system through effective detection and prevention of financial crimes with speed and precision.

Uganda's National Risk Assessment Report 2017 Dissemination-Press Release

The International Standards on Anti-Money Laundering and Combating Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT), requires that countries should identify, assess and understand the Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (ML/TF) risks that they are exposed to, and should take action at ensuring that the risks identified are mitigated effectively. In fulfillment of this requirement,the Government of Uganda through the Ministry of Finance,Planning and Economic Development, under the co-ordination of the Financial Intelligence Authority (FIA), conducted a National AML/CFT risk assessment. The assessment was concluded in March 2017 and the NRA report produced was considered and adopted by Cabinet in August, 2017.

Obligation of accountable persons to register with the Financial Intelligence Authority (FIA) in accordance  with section 21 (pb) of the Anti-Money Laundering Act,2013 (as amended). 

As provided in Section 21 (pb) of the Anti-Money Laundering Act, 2013 (as amended), the Financial Intelligence Authority (FIA) is mandated to register all accountable persons as stipulated in the Second schedule to the AMLA and as a result, establish and keep a register of all accountable persons which shall be made available to the general public as provided for under Regulation 3 of the AML Regulations, 2015.

National Risk Assessment Report Final, 2017

National Risk Assessment Report, 2017

Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Signing Occasion

Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Signing Occasion between Financial Intelligence Authority and Inspectorate of Government: 1st June 2016

Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Signing Ceremony

Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signing ceremony between Financial Intelligence Authority (FIA) and Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB): 12th February 2016