Money launderers mostly use West Africa to get to Europe – BoG

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Business News of Sunday, 1 December 2019

Source: laudbusiness.com

2019-12-01

Naa Welbeck Anuonyam is a Financial Stability Official at the Bank of Ghana

Most money launderers around the world use West Africa (WA) as their entry point into Europe, Naa Welbeck Anuonyam, an Official at the Financial Stability Department of the Bank of Ghana, has said

To that end, she said Ghana is taking the fight against money laundering seriously due to the effect of such practice on the economy and the country’s international image.

She told members of the Institute of Financial and Economic Journalists (IFEJ) at a training workshop in Koforidua on Sunday December, 1 2019 that West African countries including Ghana have adopted strict measures to fight the menace.

Ghana for example, she said has passed several anti-money laundering acts as part of the efforts to combat this criminal activity.

“For instance in Ghana we have taken measures which include the enactment of the Anti-Money laundering Act 2008 (Act 749),” she said.

She added that : “We also have the Anti-money laundering (Amendment) Act 2014 (Act 874) and the Banking Act which all help in fighting against this menace.”

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