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No role for Finance and Legal Affairs Ministers under proposed anti-money laundering amendments.

royo eleControversial social activist Raymond Gaskin believes that the government should first have in place a procurement commission, fix the problems at NICIL and call local government elections before moving to have the amendments to the anti-money laundering and countering of financial tourism bill pass.

Gaskin is of the view that the principal act in its current form has lots of problems and gives too much power to the ministers of legal affairs and finance.

According to the outspoken social commentator the time has come for new people to run the Financial Intelligence Unit. He believes those people must be skilled in forensic work and can track down money launders.

Since the anti-money laundering and countering of financial terrorism bill was passed in 2009 Guyana has yet to see anyone persecuted for laundering cash.

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