Africa-Anti Money Laundering group arrives in Angola

Luanda – Experts of the Eastern and Southern Africa Anti-Money Laundering Group (ESAAMLG) arrived Wednesday in Angola as part of the mutual assessment that Angola has been undergoing since October 2021.

Angop learnt that part of the group of experts are expected Thursday in Luanda, bringing the total number to 15 specialists, coming from the US, Portugal, Botswana, Mozambique, Malawi, Lesotho, Namibia and Ethiopia.

The delegation also includes experts from Zimbabwe, South Africa, Tanzania and Kenya.

The mutual assessment “in loco ” of the Angolan financial system will be held from June 27 to July 15, after the “draft” with 500 pages of responses about the country’s financial system was sent to ESSAMLG.

The assessment, for the next few days, will be based on meetings with representatives of the sectors and various institutions, including the financial system’s supervisory and regulatory bodies, as well as the Financial Intelligence Unit (UIF).

These are the National Bank of Angola (BNA), the Capital Markets Commission (CMC), the Angolan Insurance Regulation and Supervision Agency (ARSEG), the General Tax Administration (AGT), the Criminal Investigation Service (SIC) and the Attorney General’s Office (PGR), among other entities that are supervised by these institutions.

The results of those evaluated will be released in the first quarter of 2023 at a plenary session to be held in Arusha, Tanzania.

Source: Angola Press News Agency