On the 7th of December 2020, Uganda assumed the Presidency of the Eastern and Southern Africa Anti-Money Laundering Group (ESAAMLG). Uganda took over the Presidency from the Kingdom of Eswatini at the 20th Council of Ministers’ Meeting which was held virtually due to the prevailing challenges occasioned by the COVID 19 pandemic. Hon. Matia Kasaija, the Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development is the new President of the Council of Ministers, and will hold the Presidency for one year.
The Council of Minsters’ meeting was preceded by the combined 39th and 40th ESAAMLG Task Force of Senior Officials meeting which was also held virtually, from 24th November, 2020 to 4th December, 2020. The Executive Director of the Financial Intelligence Authority, Mr. Sydney Asubo took-over as the Chairman of the ESAAMLG Taskforce of Senior Officials.
The next Council of Ministers Meeting is scheduled to be held in Kampala, Uganda in August/September, 2021.