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
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)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
27 Nov, 2020
In 2019, Uganda became the second country in East Africa after Tanzania to launch a new reporting platform developed by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime to curb organized crimes. Uganda’s Financial Intelligence Unit launched the new anti-money laundering platform 'goAML’, which has been open for registration since July 2019.
27 Nov, 2020
From Monday 16th November 2020 to Wednesday 18th November 2020, the FIA hosted the Head of IT of the Somalia Financial Reporting Centre (FRC) Engineer Ahmed Said at the FIA offices to provide technical support and guidance on various areas of operation of FIUs.
30 Oct, 2020
The Financial Intelligence Authority (FIA) has commenced the National ID Card verification exercise as one of the activities emanating from the MOU between the FIA and NIRA, the National Identification and Registration Authority. Machines that make it possible to read details technologically encrypted on Uganda’s National IDs were handed over to the Financial Intelligence Authority by NIRA officials, a move expected to ensure accuracy of data captured with regards to the designated goAML platform Web Users.