The NGO Policy Paper seeking to De-classify NPOs from the list of Accountable Persons under the Anti-Money Laundering Act 2013

Through intensive, evidence-based research, the Defenders’ Protection Initiative (DPI) sought to ascertain the various Ugandan AML/CFT requirements applicable to the NPO Sector in the Country. DPI, whereas cognizant of the fact that NPOs-particularly, the NGOs could be potential targets for facilitating money laundering and terrorism financing, seeks to propose a more robust alternative way that could achieve the same purpose of curbing the most prone NPOs than the current law that is extensively targeting all NPOs.

The proposals of DPI are anchored in its findings reached after scrutinizing Uganda’s legal framework, recommendations from Uganda’s Risk recommendations, and guidance to the Member States from the FATF on the use and application of Recommendation 8, not to stagnate the growth and developmental contribution of NPOs (in case NGOs) to the Country.

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