Out-gone CID Boss hailed for ending a 30-year-old NLA, Private Lotto Operators rift

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A Former Director General of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), COP Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah (Mrs) has been hailed for her role in resolving a three decade impasse between the National Lottery Authority (NLA) and private lotto operators.

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The Police Chief is said to have brokered a peace deal between the state institution and the private lotto operators.

At a press conference last Tuesday, management of NLA expressed gratitude to COP Maame Tiwaa for brokering peace and bringing the hitherto irreconcilable differences between both parties to a close.

The NLA has has therefore announced a move to educate all stakeholders and all citizens on the Lotto Laws of Ghana, duties and responsibilities in modern lotto operations.

The Authority has also earmarked plans on targeted training for sales agents and writers.

This move comes on the back of signing an agreement private lotto operators to bring their activities under its regulatory arm to end a 30-year protracted dispute.

Speaking at a Press Conference where the agreement was signed between the two parties, Director General for the National Lotteries Authority, Hon Samuel Osei Ameyaw mentioned that NLA will restore the private lotto operators who previously held licenses issued by the Veterans Association of Ghana under new terms and conditions with effect from January 1, 2020.

He indicated that the licensed PSOs will migrate from writing lotto on paper to an technology inclined platform which will allow for an effective monitoring.

Samuel Osei Ameyaw noted that with this in place, the Authority can rake in more revenue for the state.

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“The NLA, in place of its advertised Banker-to-Banker Lotto operation under The National Lotto Act, 2006, Act 722, for which fees were paid, has offered qualified PSO the opportunity to participate in the 5/90 Fixed Odds Game, under the full regulation and supervision of the NLA, in accordance with Section 2(4), to ensure increased private sector lotto revenue to the State”.

Source:MyNewsGh.com/Ayeh Offei-Akoto/2020



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