Section 9 of the Anti-Money Laundering Act 2013 mandates the Financial Intelligence Authority to monitor and obtain Suspicious Transaction Reports (STRs) from Accountable Persons. The Financial Intelligence Authority has developed the Suspicious Transactions template (Form B) and respective guidelines for purposes of guiding the Accountable Persons in their reporting obligations.
Prior to being able to submit an STR online for the first time, the Accountable persons nominates a Money Laundering Control Officer (MLCO) to be the contact person for purposes of managing the goAML account. The MLCO must register his/her entity on the FIA’s website
For more information about how to register, please use this link goAML Web Registration Guide for the text guide or click the video link to watch a video. Once the registration has been completed, FIA will authorize each reporting entity as a user of goAML and STRs and Large Cash Transaction Reports (LCTRs) can then be submitted electronically to the FIA.
See the Quick submission Guide which gives step-by-step instructions on how to submit an STR. You can also watch a video to demonstrate the process.
Please note that you will receive an automatic acknowledgement when an STR or LCTR is accepted by the FIA. After this acknowledgement, periodic feedback as to the status of each STR or LCTR will cease. If the FIA needs to communicate with the MLCO on individual reports, this will be done via the secure message board.
If you have any difficulties with the registration process or with the electronic submission of STRs, you can email the FIA at firstname.lastname@example.org outlining the specific problem(s) and a member of the FIA team will revert with assistance. In urgent matters, direct contact should be made by telephoning the FIA at +256414231556.
Secure submission of STRs. Electronic receipts for submitted STRs.
Message board - goAML features a message board that will allow a reporting entity to communicate directly and securely with the FIA.
Trends, typologies or alerts - The FIA will use the message board to share information on various money laundering & terrorist financing trends and typologies resulting from the analysis of STRs, etc. In the event that reporting entities need to be quickly alerted concerning particular suspicious/fraudulent activities identified from STRs, this can be done via the message board.
Statistics - goAML contains a feature which allows for reporting entities to maintain statistics on data of interest such as the number of STRs that they have submitted to the FIA, etc.