GHANA LOTTERIES Ghana lottery operators claim the NLA got money from licences it never issued 4 years ago Samuel Post Views: 2,733 The Ghana Lotto Operators Association is on the brink of war. The body has fired at the government over a scandal in private operators’ licences which they paid but never got. Ghana lottery operators demanded investigations on the National Lottery Authority (NLA) for allegedly collecting licencing money without issuing permits. They say it took money from private companies under the pretext of licencing them to use NLA drawn numbers. Ato Conduah, lawyer for Ghana’s lottery operators said the NLA collected €165k from 24 operators. €825 each for lotto agents and €300 from lotto writers. Furthermore, another €825k worth of bank/insurance guarantees from operators who intended to operate nationwide. Razak Kodwo Poku, Public Relations Officer of the NLA, denied such accusations. He said that levies collected from the Ghana lottery operators were legal. Moreover, he said they intended to register them and issue licences to legitimate business in the industry. However, Mr Conduah insisted in his claim and criticised the NLA. “The action that saw levies being collected from operators so they could get licences has been found to be a hoax. Designed to fleece them of their capital, seize their legally-acquired drawing machines for VAG Lotto with the intention of making them bankrupt permanently.” History of the NLA The NLA was originally established as the Department of National Lotteries in 1958 to organize raffles to entertain the Ghanaian people and give them the opportunity to win mouth-watering prizes. The Lotto and Betting Act 94 had been passed into law by 1960 to begin and regulate lottery in Ghana and generate revenue to support the development of Ghana which had just gained independence from colonial rule only three years earlier. The subsequent fifty years would be the years when NLA would grow exponentially and evolve into an autonomous public service institution, out of its earlier incarnation as Department of National Lotteries (DNL). This evolution came along with the promulgation the National Lotto Act 722 in 2006 which birthed the National Lottery Authority. Source: focus.com About Post Author Samuel I am a journalist specializing in gambling in Africa and around the world. I am particularly interested in stories about games and casinos. See author's posts SamuelI am a journalist specializing in gambling in Africa and around the world. I am particularly interested in stories about games and casinos. Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Print Tags: Ghana Lotery Continue Reading Previous South Africa – Check your ticket: R141m Powerball winner is still out thereNext South Africa – two new lottery winners, one from Soweto More Stories BETTING GHANA Why ‘Sewing Machine’ is trending in the world of sports betting 3 days ago Samuel LOTTERIES SOUTH AFRICA Why playing international lotteries could be illegal 3 weeks ago Samuel BETTING GHANA How Ghana’s Gaming Commission regulates betting industry 3 weeks ago Samuel BETTING GHANA HOT NEWS Ghana’s online gambling boom 3 weeks ago Szarlot LOTTERIES SOUTH AFRICA Lotto: Can winners be anonymous? 4 weeks ago Samuel EXPERTS GHANA GhanaPay Mobile Money has mouth watering offers 4 weeks ago Szarlot BETTING GHANA Top 3 Bookmakers in Ghana with Highest Odds 4 weeks ago Samuel LOTTERIES SOUTH AFRICA Lottoland now provides more opportunities to win big in the Americas! 1 month ago Samuel EXPERTS GHANA Ghana: Customers of mobile money are paying more 1 month ago Szarlot BETTING GHANA Ghana: Pius Hadzide fires NDC for protesting 10% betting tax 1 month ago Szarlot BETTING GHANA Government’s 10% tax on sports betting winnings starts today 1 month ago Szarlot GHANA ONLINE Mobile money in Ghana isn’t all good news 1 month ago Samuel Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.