Ghana Taken Off Anti Money Laundering And Terrorism Financing List

Ghana is no longer on the Blacklist of Financial Action Task Force, TAFF. The Task Force is an International body set up to develop and promote policies to combat money laundering and terrorists financing. This follows a high commitment demonstrated by Ghana towards addressing Anti-money laundering deficiencies. The Chief Executive Officer of the Financial Intelligence Centre, Samuel Thompson Essel announced this at a lecture on combating money laundering and terrorism financing. He noted that the establishment of the required legal and regulatory framework gained Ghana the exit. He identified bribery and corruption as the worst crime in West Africa. Mr Essel said his Centre will make sure that the gains made will be sustained.