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ESAAMLG undertake ME

The Eastern and Southern Africa Anti-Money Laundering Group (ESAAMLG) undertook the mutual evaluation of Lesotho in November-December 2010.

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Overview

Establishment


The Financial Intelligence Unit is established by the Money Laundering and Proceeds of Crime Act 4 of 2008 as a juristic person to act as a central national agency responsible for receiving, requesting, analyzing and dissemination to law enforcement agencies and supervisory bodies disclosures of financial information concerning suspected proceeds of crime and alleged money laundering and terrorist financing offences with the aim to combat money laundering, terrorist financing and related financial crimes.

Vision


To be a dynamic centre of excellence providing financial intelligence reports for combating money laundering and terrorist financing in Lesotho and Internationally.

Mission


To proactively protect and strengthen the integrity of the country’s financial and economic system through:

  • Establishing an effective legislative framework and enforcing compliance

  • Supporting Law enforcement agencies in investigating, prosecuting and recovering proceeds of crime

  • Establishing regional and international cooperation

  • Raising awareness of money laundering and terrorist financing issues

  • Analysing and producing financial intelligence

Our values are:

Professionalism Integrity Openness Fairness
Decisiveness Efficiency Credibility Commitment
Innovation Respect Trust  
Financial Intelligence Unit - Lesotho