Angolan parliament discusses draft anti-money laundering law

23 October 2019

The draft Law on Preventing and Combating Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing, and the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction is up for general discussion at the first extraordinary plenary session of the Angolan National Assembly, scheduled for 29 October, the parliament’s spokesman said on Tuesday in Luanda.

Raúl Lima, quoted by the Angop news agency, provided the information at the end of the conference of the presidents of the parliamentary groups, which set the agenda for the extraordinary plenary meeting.

The leader of the MPLA parliamentary group, Américo Cuononoca, said the discussion of the draft law was timely, at a time when transparency and rigour in the economic and financial sector are of utmost importance to the country.

Other members of parliament from other parties said they were of the same opinion, according to the Angop news agency.

During the extraordinary plenary session, MPs will also consider and vote on the bill authorising the President of the Republic to legislate on the Legal Regime of Equity Securities. (Macauhub)