Gov’t plans more ‘Town Hall’ meetings to discuss AML Bill

Bartica residents during the AML consultations recently.

Bartica 2[] – As part of Government’s effort to ensure the passage of the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) amendment Bill, several more ‘Town Hall’ type meetings will be held across the country to engage stakeholders.

Two meetings are billed for Thursday, March 6; one at the Lusignan Community Centre, Region 4, starting at 17:00hrs (5pm), and another at Teacher Veeren’s residence at 18:00hrs (6pm).

On Friday, Essequibo residents will have an opportunity to have their voices heard at a meeting set to commence at 10:00hrs in the Anna Regina Town Council Auditorium, Region Two.

Region Three residents will also be able to make their contributions on Friday, March 7, at a meeting scheduled for 17:00hrs (5:00pm), at the Greenwich Park Primary School. 

The meetings are intended to inform and educate various residents in communities about the AML/CFT Bill, which currently sits in a Parliamentary Special Select Committee.

Already town hall meetings were held in Linden, Berbice and Bartica.

On February 28 Guyana submitted a report to the Caribbean Financial Action Task force (CFATF) showing that it has been unable to correct several deficiencies in the AML/CFT Act because of the failure to pass the amendments.



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