Group to Prevent Money Laundering arrives in Angola

Luanda – The team from the Eastern and Southern Africa Anti-Money Laundering Group (ESAAMLG) is due to arrive in the country Thursday, 23 April, as part of the mutual assessment that Angola has been undergoing since October 2021.

The group of experts, expected in the country’s capital, Luanda, is made up of 15 specialists from the USA, Portugal, Botswana, Mozambique, Malawi, Lesotho, Namibia and Ethiopia.

The delegation also includes experts from Zimbabwe, South Africa, Tanzania and Kenya, according to the document made available to ANGOP.

The mutual assessment “in loco” of the Angolan financial system will take place from 27 June to 15 July, 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).

Source: Angola Press News Agency