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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

Onboarding of Forex Bureaus onto the goAML Platform-Phase II

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.

Technical Assistance for Somalia Financial Reporting Centre

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.

National ID Verification Exercise for MLCOS Enrolled on GOAML.

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.