Journalists sensitized on anti-money laundering, terrorist financing

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By Muhammed L. Bojang

The Network of Financial and Tax Reporters (NFTR) – Gambia Chapter on Saturday sensitized journalists on the devastating effects of Anti-Money Laundering and Combating Terrorists Financing.

The training was aimed at equipping journalists with in-depth reporting skills on the menace of money laundering and combating terrorist financing.

The training held at GCCI Kerr Jula was also meant to equip journalists with skills to tackle money laundering and combating terrorist financing as well as other related issues.

Abdoulie Nyockeh, president NFTR Gambia Chapter said his network is committed to enlightening the public on money laundering and terrorist financing and the dangers they pose to society.

The Network of Financial and Tax Reporters (NFTR) – the Gambia Chapter on Saturday sensitized journalists on the devastating effects of anti-money laundering and combating terrorists financing.

The training held at the Gambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) Kerr Jula, was aimed at equipping journalists with in-depth reporting skills to tackle money laundering and combating terrorists financing as well as other related issues.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, the president of NFTR, Abdoulie Nyockeh, said his network is committed to enlightening the public on money laundering and terrorist financing and the dangers they pose to society.

“We believe the media has an important role to play in helping protect our financial system and econ

Abdoulie Nyockeh, president NFTR Gambia Chapter said his network is committed to enlightening the public on money laundering and terrorist financing and the dangers they pose to society.

“We believe the media has an important role to play in helping protect our financial system and economy from money laundering and terrorist financing,” he remarks.

Mr Nyockeh noted that money laundering is the process of taking proceeds of criminal activity and making them appear legal thereby allowing criminals to transform illegally obtained gains into seemingly legitimate funds. He added that financing terrorists involve providing finance or financial support to individual terrorist groups or even non-state actors.

He, therefore, encouraged all and sundry to collectively fight against money laundering and terrorist financing as well as related crimes.

“We must not allow our societies and economies to be polluted with criminal proceeds”, he went on while calling on all to remain steadfast in a bid to ensure the country is not used as a conducive environment for criminals to enjoy their illicit proceeds.

Muhammed S. Bah, vice president of The Gambia Press Union (GPU) speaking in his capacity as an editor of Foroyaa Newspaper, said illicit illegal financial transactions are under-reported in the country and therefore urged his fellow journalist to step up to the challenge of their responsibilities and show interest in anti-money laundering.

“We believe the media has an important role to play in helping protect our financial system and economy from money laundering and terrorist financing,” he remarks.

Mr. Nyockeh noted that money laundering is the process of taking proceeds of criminal activity and making them appear legal, thereby allowing criminals to transform illegally obtained gains into seemingly legitimate funds. He added that financing terrorists involves providing finance or financial support to individual terrorist groups or even non-state actors. He therefore encouraged all and sundry to collectively fight against money laundering and terrorists financing as well as related crimes.

“We must not allow our societies and economies to be polluted with criminal proceeds”, he went on, while calling on all to remain steadfast in a bid to ensure the country is not used as a conducive environment for criminals to enjoy their illicit proceeds.

In his intervention, the vice president of the Gambia Press Union (GPU), Muhammed S. Bah, said illegal financial transactions are under-reported in the country and therefore urged his fellow journalists to step up to the challenge of their responsibilities and show interest in anti-money laundering.

Muhammed S. Bah, vice president of The Gambia Press Union (GPU) speaking in his capacity as an editor of Foroyaa Newspaper, said illicit illegal financial transactions are under-reported in the country and therefore urged his fellow journalist to step up to the challenge of their responsibilities and show interest in anti-money laundering.

He called on journalists to investigate the anonymous 57 pick trucks that were donated to government and given to National Assembly members from an anonymous donor, as well as the D35 million dalasis that were paid into the First Lady’s foundation, as well as the recent drug bust at the seaport.

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