PRESIDENT Donald Ramotar, on Tuesday, met more than 25 Christian leaders at the Presidential Complex to brief them on several issues, with primary focus on the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) Bill.
Also at the meeting were Finance Minister Dr. Ashni Singh, Legal Affairs Minister Anil Nandlall, Minister in the Ministry of Finance, Juan Edghill and Presidential Adviser Gail Teixeira.
The Guyanese Head of State and his team explained the negative implications that would result from Guyana’s blacklisting, the effects on all Guyanese, and the need for all Guyanese to support the Bill’s passage in the National Assembly.
The pastors jointly expressed their concerns at the possibility of Guyana being blacklisted internationally and President Ramotar gave his commitment that he will do all he can towards ensuring passage of the Bill through the National Assembly.
Tuesday’s meeting was a follow-up to a previously held meeting with the same religious leaders at State House, a few weeks ago. The meeting is one of several planned, by President Ramotar, to inform stakeholders about key developments across the nation.
The exercise was well received by those in attendance, with many questions being asked and answered by the high level government officials.