The director-general of the Financial Intelligence Unit (UIF), Gilberto Moisés Capeça, this Monday ruled out Angola’s return to the “grey” list of the Financial International Action Group.
“We have done good work and the assessment will not be negative. We are not going back to the grey list, that will never happen again,” the official said at a press conference.
According to the source, Angola has progressed a lot in matters linked to preventing and combating money laundering and financing terrorism, as well as the proliferation of massive weapons, hence the optimism regarding the mutual evaluation of the Eastern and Southern Africa Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Group (ESAAMLG).
He said that the Angolan government had developed a series of policies and regulations to improve the business environment itself, preventing practices of money laundering and corruption in all associated crimes.
To exemplify the evolution registered, he pointed as proof the continuous improvement of the business environment, in Angola, highlighting the increase of foreign direct investment (FDI) and the existence of more reinforcement and transparency of the banking operations channels.