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Welcome to the Financial Intelligence Authority

 

WHO WE ARE

The Financial Intelligence Authority(FIA) is Uganda's national center for the receipt of financial data

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WHAT WE DO

1. Enforce compliance with the Anti-Money Laundering Act.

2. Identification of proceeds of crime.

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HOW WE WORK

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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THE AML (AMENDMENT) ACT 2017

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AMLA ACT 2017

 

ABOUT GOAML

goAML is an integrated and modular online software solution specifically designed by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) for use by Financial Intelligence Units (FIUs)

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ROAD AHEAD

1. Increased number of Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) signed with Foreign Financial Intelligence Units (FIUs).

2. Increased number of reporting

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Message from the Executive Director

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 fia@fia.go.ug.

SYDNEY ASUBO
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
 

VISION

To be a center of excellence in combating Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing.

 

MISSION

To foster the Integrity of the Financial System through effective Detection and Prevention of Financial Crimes.

 

CORE VALUES

Integrity, Professionalism, Accountability, Transparency, Teamwork, Confidentiality.

 

Latest News & Updates

Latest News

FIA_NIRA MOU Signing Ceremony

19 Oct, 2020

The Financial Intelligence Authority (FIA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA), granting the FIA ease of access to data on citizens’ national IDs as one of the ways to fighting money laundering and terrorism financing.

Launch of the Money Laundering/Terrorism Financing Risk Assessment of Legal Persons and Arrangements in Uganda, 6th October, 2020 at Imperial Royale Hotel, Kampala

07 Oct, 2020

The Financial Intelligence Authority (FIA) on Tuesday 6th October 2020 held a workshop to officially commence the ML/TF Risk Assessment of Legal Persons and Arrangements in Uganda.

Expose The Corrupt Campaign Launched

06 Aug, 2020

H.E. Kaguta Museveni launched a new anti-corruption campaign to #ExposeTheCorrupt yesterday at the State House in Entebbe. The Financial Intelligence Authority (FIA) will be part of the collaborative effort by the anti-corruption agencies including the Inspectorate of Government (IG), AntiGraft State House Unit, Office of the Auditor General and the Uganda Police to collectively rally the citizenry and media to expose corrupt government officials.