ED MESSAGE

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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 combat the financing of Terrorism 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.

This work is accomplished through building strong partnerships with other competent authorities in Uganda, across the world and continuously strengthening the AML/CFT framework in Uganda.

In 2016/2017, the FIA coordinated Uganda’s very first National Risk Assessment (NRA) using the World Bank’s NRA tool and methodology. The findings enabled Uganda as a country as well as relevant institutions to identify, assess and understand the ML/TF risks we face. It led to the development of an Action Plan which is currently guiding our roadmap in addressing the identified ML/TF risks and has so far led to an overhaul of our National AML/CFT Policy to strengthen the AML/CFT frame work and regime. The NRA has also helped FIA and other relevant institutions in allocation of resources following a risk based approach i.e. allocating more resources to areas of high risk as compared to low risk areas.

As we constantly search for improvement in our performance, we thank you for visiting our website. Please feel free to explore it, to learn more about who we are and what we do. In case of any recommendations; email to fia@fia.go.ug.

 

Yours faithfully,

Sydney Asubo

Executive Director

FIA