The Regional Offices of Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Center of Afghanistan (FinTRACA) conducted training programs for provincial focal points in Central, East, West, North, Southeast, Northeast and Southwest zones. The trainings were attended by representatives from all provinces at relevant Zonal Offices. During the trainings, the provincial focal points were given information about the functions of FinTRACA. They were also trained in areas monthly reporting of MSPs and FXDs, threshold reporting, STRs, accuracy and completeness of reports, financial penalties and distribution of UNSCR sanction lists.
Besides the above issues; provincial focal points were given information about the MSPs database, and training on the reporting software. In order to increase the awareness of the provincial focal points, the importance of confidentiality of certain documents were also discussed and their attention was drawn in this regard.
At the end of the trainings, they were assigned the task to work on the reformation of MSPs monthly reporting deficiencies, and to encourage MSPs to report electronically.
This is important to mention that provincial focal points (other than six zonal offices) are employees of the Central Bank branches who are officially introduced to cooperate and coordinate on AML/CFT issues in respective provinces.