General News of Monday, 14 January 2013

Source: myjoyonline

Ghana will win war against drugs, money laundering - Mahama

President John Mahama has reiterated Ghana’s commitment to combating money laundering and terrorism as the rest of the world joins to fight this crime.

Speaking at a meeting with members of the Financial Action Task Force currently in the country to ascertain Ghana’s compliance in fighting the two crimes, the President assured of government’s preparedness to erase the moniker it has earned, as a transit point for narcotics.

The deletion is led by Richard Charners.

President Mahama told the team, his government has put in place the necessary mechanisms to achieve total results.

The President said more resources are being committed into training “staff at the Financial Intelligence Centre, so that they can carry out their work effectively”.

Head of the delegation Richard Charners told President Mahama that Ghana on paper, is making substantial progress towards combating money laundering and terrorism.

Mr. Charners said their visit among others, is to confirm in their minds what they have been told, regarding efforts being made by government in curtailing the drugs trade in the country, and to ensure that, there is institutional capacity and commitment to developing and implementing reforms to that effect.