[www.inewsguyana.com] – 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.