General News of Wednesday, 26 July 2017
A two-day capacity building workshop on Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism for Police Detectives has been held at the Detective Training School at Tesano, Accra.
The workshop was opened on Tuesday, 25th July 2017 by the Director-General of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), DCOP Bright Oduro who entreated participants to ensure that the knowledge and skills to be acquired at the training would reflect in the cases they investigate.
Mr Essel Thompson, Chief Executive Officer of the Financial Intelligence Centre and sponsor of the training, urged participants to work hard to prevent recurrence of a situation in January 2012, when Ghana was blacklisted as an unsafe country for setting up business due to money laundering.
Mr. Thompson pledged the FIC’s support for continuous training to sharpen the skills of all stakeholders in the fight against money laundering.
Thirty-five participants are undergoing the training including fifteen officers from the Ghana Revenue Authority.
Topics treated include: Legal framework of Anti- Money laundering/Center of financial Intelligence (AML/CFI), Money Laundering Emerging trends and Investigations, International cooperation and collaboration.