Financial Intelligence Centre chair fired

Financial Intelligence Centre chair fired

Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC) chairperson John Kasanga has been fired.

Finance minister Ng’andu Bwalya announced that president Edgar Lungu has dissolved the entire board led by Kasanga and replaced in with PF cadres.

Bwalya said:

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, HIS EXCELLENCY THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF ZAMBIA, DR. EDGAR CHAGWA LUNGU HAS APPOINTED A NEW BOARD FOR THE FINANCIAL INTELLIGENCE CENTER IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 6g OF THE FIC ACT NUMBER 46, OF 2010.
THE APPOINTMENTS COME AT THE BACK OF THE END OF TENURE OF THE PREVIOUS BOARD IN JANUARY, 2019. IN THIS REGARD, I THANK Dr. JOHN KASANGA, FOR HIS CONTRIBUTION AS INTERIM BOARD CHAIR. I ALSO THANK THE OTHER MEMBERS OF THE PREVIOUS BOARD FOR THEIR TIRELESS EFFORTS IN FURTHERANCE OF THE OBJECTIVES OF THE FIC.
THE NEW MEMBERS APPOINTED BY THE PRESIDENT ARE: 1. Hon. JUSTICE PRISCA MATIMBA NYAMBE, SC
2. Ms. PELAGIA KALUNGA
3. Dr. MIKE B. GOMA
4. Ms. REGINA KASONDE MULENGA
5. Mr. GEORGE CHILENGWA SIAME
THE NEW FIC BOARD CHAIRPERSON IS Mr. GEORGE
CHILENGWA SIAME
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN OF THE FIC BOARD, CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR DESERVED APPOINTMENTS.
I HAVE NO DOUBT THAT WITH YOUR DIVERSITY AND EXPERIENCE, YOU WILL BE EQUAL TO THE TASK AND CONTINUE TO MAKE THE FINANCIAL INTELLIGENCE CENTRE THE LEADING INSTITUTION IN THE ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING AND COUNTERING THE FINANCING OF TERRORISM (AML/CFT) REGIME.

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