The Financial Intelligence Authority(FIA) is Uganda's national center for the receipt of financial data
1. Enforce compliance with the Anti-Money Laundering Act.
2. Identification of proceeds of crime.
The Financial Intelligence Authority (FIA) is the central Agency for receiving Suspicious Transactions Reports (STRs), Large Cash Transactions Reports (LCTRs) and cross
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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 combating Terrorism Financing in Uganda.
We are committed to being the centre of excellence in combating Money Laundering (ML) and Terrorism Financing (TF). This can be achieved by fostering the integrity of the financial system through effective detection and prevention of financial crimes with speed and precision.
FIA has built strong domestic and international partnerships with other competent authorities in Uganda and across the world which has strengthened implementation of the AML/CFT framework which meets the FATF International standards. FIA has continued to implement the FATF International standards on Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing. For instance in 2016/2017, the FIA coordinated Uganda’s first National Risk Assessment (NRA) using the World Bank tool and methodology. The findings enabled the country to identify and assess ML/TF risks and vulnerabilities across the different sectors.
To address the deficiencies which were identified in the AML/CFT National Risk Assessment, an Action Plan was developed which is currently guiding different stakeholders to apply AML/CFT risk based approach. In addition, the NRA Action Plan has led to an overhaul of our National AML/CFT policy to strengthen the AML/CFT framework and regime.
I thank you for visiting our website and I encourage you to explore and learn more about the operations of FIA.
For further inquiries, we can be reached on email@example.com.
To be a center of excellence in combating Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing.
To foster the Integrity of the Financial System through effective Detection and Prevention of Financial Crimes.
Integrity, Professionalism, Accountability, Transparency, Teamwork, Confidentiality.
12 Jan, 2021
These guidelines are addressed to all Accountable Persons that facilitate international wire transfers, as specified in the second schedule of the Anti-Money Laundering Act, 2013 as amended.
The guidelines do not apply to financial institution-to-financial institution transfers and settlements, where both the originator person and the beneficiary person are financial institutions acting on their own behalf.
15 Dec, 2020
On the 7th of December 2020, Uganda assumed the Presidency of the Eastern and Southern Africa Anti-Money Laundering Group (ESAAMLG). Uganda took over the Presidency from the Kingdom of Eswatini at the 20th Council of Ministers’ Meeting which was held virtually due to the prevailing challenges occasioned by the COVID 19 pandemic. Hon. Matia Kasaija, the Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development is the new President of the Council of Ministers, and will hold the Presidency for one year.
09 Dec, 2020
The Financial Intelligence Authority (FIA) is a Government agency established under section 18 of the Anti-Money Laundering Act (AMLA), 2013. The mandate of the Authority is to detect and deter money laundering and terrorist financing by providing information relating to financial transactions to law enforcement and competent authorities to support investigation and prosecution of money laundering, terrorist financing and other related crimes.