Malawi govt appoints Financial Intelligence Unit boss: Atuweni-Tupochile Phiri

Malawi Government has appointed Mrs. Atuweni-Tupochile Phiri as Director of the Malawi Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU).

Head of FIU Atuweni-Tupochile Phiri

Head of FIU Atuweni-Tupochile Phiri

Her appointment is with effect from 2nd December 2014, according to communication from the Chief Secretary to the Government,  George Mkondiwa.

She was on an acting capacity from August 2012.

“This is a significant development for the country as it will improve the rating at regional and international levels on the country’s commitment towards fighting money laundering and terrorist financing,” said Mkondiwa.

“ We are hopeful that she will be confirmed by the Public Appointments Committee of Parliament very soon. “

Mrs. Phiri joined the FIU in 2008 as Policy and Legal Advisor.

Apart from being one of the technocrats who took part in the development of the Money Laundering, Proceeds of Serious Crime and Terrorist Financing Act which was passed in 2006, she has been very instrumental in various achievements of the Malawi FIU over the years among them: · the FIU’s admission as a member of the EGMONT Group of FIUs in 2009; · uncovering of fraud scams in the public sector through analyses of financial transactions  and capacity building of financial institutions in the country on their anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) obligations.

Others include; capacity building of law enforcement agencies; · leading Malawi’s participation in activities of the Eastern and Southern Africa Anti- Money Laundering Group (ESAAMLG); · entering into memorandum of understanding with law enforcement agencies and regulatory bodies such as the Malawi Police Service, Malawi Immigration Department, Revenue Authority and Reserve Bank of Malawi; · entering into memorandum of understanding with other FIUs like United States of America, Denmark, France, Kenya, Macedonia, Mauritius, Namibia, Nigeria, Philippines, South Africa, Tanzania, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Zambia and Zimbabwe;.

Phiri is a holder of Master of Law (LL.M) in Public International Law obtained from Oslo University in 2004 and Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) degree obtained in 2001 from the University of Malawi.

She is a certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist and a trained AML/CFT assessor under the 2012 Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Recommendations and Mutual Evaluation Procedures.

 

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Alekenianene
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Amalawi chonde musiye nsanje. pali anthu ena akhala akudyerera maboma onse kuyambira boma la Muluzi mpaka pano akudyererabe.a VERY GOOD EXAMPLE NDI MRS HAWA NDILOWE. WAKHALA PS , KUMAEMBASSY NDIYE LOLO WHAT IS SPECIAL WITH HER AND YET NDIYE WA CASHGATE WENIWENI. WAMANGA MANYUMBA IYE NDI ABALE AKE AMBIRIMBIRI YOU COULD NOT QUESTION. ABALE ENA AKE MPAKA KUSIYA NTCHITO ZABWINO MA BANK KUFUNA KUMUTHANDIZA HAWA CASHGATE. PLEASE ATUWENI MUMUUNIKE HAWA NDILOWE NDI AZIBALE AKE. KODI INU MUKUMUNYOZA ATUWENI MUMAFUNA MUNAKAKHALA INU KAPENA ABALE ANU? WHAT YOU MUST KNOW IS THAT THERE IS GOD ABOVE IN HEAVEN WHO LOVES EVERYBODY SO… Read more »
timothy mauluka
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zero grazing.cashgate. jetgate.crude oilgate. campaignbuses-gate.did not catch any of these during her “acting” tenure. loser.

clement
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Acting since 2012 not from 2012 koma atolankhani enanu umbuli sudzakutherani bullshit.

Zosautsa
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Acting since 2012 until 2014. Cashagte happened the same period and no record of detecting as an achievement. CASHGATE PRODUCT. I don’t see FIE performing satisfactorily under her leadership.

Otherwise congratulations.

Sakhwi
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Nenaninso kuti makolo ake anakhomeleledwa ndi boma la Muluzi poti mayi ake ndi mchemwali wa Brown Mpinganjira. Koma na uyu yekha mulekeni anaphunzira yekha anali wa nzeru tili ana sizokokelansoyi izi

Bimuba
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The face looks similar to one of the Kulambira Fame; known as Favoured Sisters, is she the one?

chosatheka
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apart from the qualifications, i think the lady is gorgeous!!!!!

Achanda Atonga
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Mwamuna wako uja ikamutenge ok………. Unasiya mwamuna wako mwana wa Mr Phiri, mayi ake amagwira ntchito ku PEP just because he is poor kkkkkkkk

Chindazi
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Atuweni….. from the comments I can see that pipo do not wish you well. Some are from where you work others your friends you meet day day out in town. What I can say,,, they will talk and talk but not achieve anything… they are all losers.

From me Chindazi… I say congratulations….. I pray that Parliament should approve your appointment… we need you on that desk…….

Atuweni Juwayeyi Phiri….. ALL THE BEST…

mwana mulopwana
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Something was not on , how can someone be on acting capacity since 2012 , This woman is an achiever from the looks of things, Congrants Atu, you deserve it

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