FINANCIAL INTELLIGENCE UNIT CONCLUDES FIVE DAYS NATIONAL RISK ASSESSMENT WORKSHOP AT THE NEW BROOKFIELDS HOTEL, FREETOWN.
29th JULY 2022
The Financial Intelligence Unit in collaboration with the World bank and Giaba concluded a five day workshop with various stakeholders institutions on the first phase of the second National AML/CFT Risk Assessment at the New Brookfields Hotel Freetown Sierra Leone.
The workshop was geared towards training participants on how to work with the tools provided to carry out the national risk assessment.
The ML/TF NRA tools included new modules in the areas of virtual assets,tax crimes,non profit organizations and terrorism financing.Participants drawn from diverse institutions including the private sector expressed that their expectations especially to understand how to assess Sierra Leone‘s financial and non-financial system was met.
It was an eventful closing ceremony yesterday which was climaxed by the distribution of certificates of appreciation to the international facilitators.The Director of the FIU Mr.David Borbor thanked all participants and hoped that the training workshop will help us conduct an analysis of AML/CFT risks and will help the country develop a new national strategy to mitigate our risks.
The closing ceremony ended with the distribution of letters of appointment to working group chairs of eight assessment working groups who are expected to lead and conduct the second phase of the assessment which includes data collection,collation,analysis and report writing.