Office of the Prime Minister, Guyana, Monday, August 29, 2016
The Director and Deputy Director of the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) will assume duties with effect from September 19. The two top anti-corruption officials have since both entered into separate contracts with the Finance Secretary.
Sherlock Isaacs, Clerk of the National Assembly
This information was provided by Clerk of the National Assembly, Mr. Sherlock Isaacs to Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo, who had inquired whether effect had been given to a decision of the House to appoint the officials.
At its Sitting before the August 8 recess, the National Assembly had unanimously appointed Mr. Matthew Hugh Edward Langevine to the post of FIU Director and Mr. Abiose Thomas as Deputy Director. Recommendations for the appointment were made by an Appointments Committee of the National Assembly.
The FIU is a specialised body that was created under the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism Act which was made into law by the new Coalition Government.
The Clerk of the National Assembly explained that he acted expeditiously to give effect to the decision of the House.