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Govt Picks New Board for FIC

The government has announced a new board for the Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC).

Minister of Finance Dr Bwalya Ng’andu announced that former Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) deputy commissioner George Siame is the new FIC board chairperson, taking over from John Kasanga who was interim board chair.

Dr Ng’andu said at a media briefing that the government expects the new board to continue with initiatives that embellished Zambia among countries with best practices in financial intelligence.

“His Excellency the President of the Republic of Zambia, Dr Edgar Chagwa Lungu has appointed a new Board for the Financial Intelligence Center in accordance with section 6g of the FIC Act number 46, of 2010. The appointments come at the back of the end of tenure of the previous board in January, 2019. In this regard, I thank Dr John Kasanga, for his contribution as interim Board chair. I also thank the other members of the previous Board for their tireless efforts in furtherance of the objectives of the FIC,” Dr Ng’andu.

The other new members appointed by the president are Justice Prisca Matimba Nyambe, SC, Ms Pelagia Kalunga, Dr Mike B. Goma and Ms Regina Kasonde Mulenga.

“Congratulations on your deserved appointments. I have no doubt that with your diversity and experience, you will be equal to the task and continue to make FIC the leading institution in the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) regime,” Dr Ng’andu said. “You have a duty as the new Board to uphold the operational independence of the institution as this is one of the requirements by the international anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism standards on the operation of the financial intelligence units.”

He said the board must limit its role to policy oversight than engaging in operational matters of the FIC.

“You need to ensure that you do not interfere with the operations of the institution. Coordinate the role of the FIC among national AML institutions. You will note as you settle that the FIC is the secretariat of the national Anti-Money Laundering/Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) task force of senior officials which is chaired by the Ministry of Finance,” said Dr Ng’andu.

 

7 Comments

  1. Leonard

    But some radio station is mentioning that…

  2. Pela

    I am sure you have come up with a team which you can easily manipulate!

  3. pm

    Am sure these u cn manipulate dem da way u control ACC..simple question y have dey appointed da new bod.

  4. Impyakusu ichinyo

    The waste corrupt president ever seen in the history of Zambian politics

  5. sangwapo

    It is from former to former just circulating what about these fresh minded people when are they going to have jobs aai uncle LuLu??

  6. dance

    Useless move!!!! Stupid government

  7. Fwedede

    He has appointed those that he can easily control or manipulate, you are the worst of your kind Mr presido selfish individual. Things have changed in Zambia, if you are a corruption free person you become Mr Lulu’s enemy but if you are corrupt and easy to manipulate you become his best friend, Mr kasanga has lost his job bcoz he’s not corrupt definitely not easy to manipulate, Mr Presido and your corrupt government I want you to know that your days are numbered time is fast approaching

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