This report sets out Uganda's progress in strengthening anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing measures since their 2016 assessment. Since its 2016 mutual evaluation, Uganda has made progress in addressing deficiencies; the ESAAMLG has re-rated the country on 13 of the 40 Recommendations.Download Document
Posted: 09, Nov 18
The ESAAMLG Council of Ministers adopted the Mutual Evaluation Report (MER) to the Republic of Uganda through a Round Robin Process On June 30, 2016. In Line With The Procedures For ESAAMLG 2nd Round Of Mutual Evaluations And Follow-up Process, The ESAAMLG Task Force Of Senior Officials Discussed And Adopted The MER At Its Meeting Held In Arusha, Tanzania In April, 2016. This Is The Second Mutual Evaluation To Be Conducted Under The International Standards On Combating Money Laundering And The Financing Of Terrorism And Proliferation [The Financial Action Taskforce (FATF) Recommendations] Issued In February 2012 And The Revised Methodology For Assessing Technical Compliance With The FATF Recommendations And Effectiveness Of AML/CFT Systems, Issued In 2013.
This Report Highlights The Anti-Money Laundering/Combating Terrorist Financing (AML/CFT) Measures In Place In Uganda And Analyses The Level Of Compliance With The FATF Recommendations And The Level Of Effectiveness Of Ugandaâ€™s AML/CFT Systems. It Also Identifies The Gaps In Ugandaâ€™s AML/CFT Regime And Provides Recommendations On How It Could Further Be Strengthened.
Key Highlights Of The Report Are As Follows:-
Posted: 09, Jan 17
The ESAAMLG Council of Ministers approved and adopted the mutual
evaluation report for the Republic of Uganda at its August 2007
meeting. The report was prepared by the World Bank. Before its approval
by the Council of Ministers the report was discussed and adopted by the
ESAAMLG Task Force of Senior Officials at its meeting in August 2007.
The report records the significant steps taken by the authorities in Uganda to develop and implement the anti- money laundering (AML) /combating the financing of terrorism (CFT) framework. An AML Bill has been approved by Cabinet while amendments have been brought to the Financial Institutions Act in 2004 to address some of the preventive measures that apply to financial institutions. Uganda took important legislative steps to fight terrorism and terrorist financing with the adoption of the Anti-Terrorism Act 2002.
The report also identifies some areas of deficiencies in the AML/CFT regime of Uganda. It makes comprehensive recommendations on the actions that the authorities in Uganda need to take in the short and medium terms to fully meet the international standards.
Posted: 08, Jan 17
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