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 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.
30 Mar, 2021
With the ongoing inspections, the FIA aims to support legal professionals in the design of effective measures to manage their ML/TF risks, when establishing or maintaining business relationships, In particular, the obligation for legal professionals to identify and verify beneficial ownership information and provides examples of simplified, standard and enhanced CDD measures.
05 Mar, 2021
On Wednesday 3rd March 2021, Training was held for a selected group of Non-Profit Organizations from the Central Region of Uganda. The event was held at the Kabira Country Club and was officially opened by the Executive Director of the Financial Intelligence Authority-Mr. Sydney Asubo who reiterated the role that NPO’s play in the AML/CFT Compliance regime of the country as accountable persons.