The National Lottery Authority (NLA) signed a partnership agreement with the Veterans Administration, Ghana (VAG).
The agreement gave NLA the sole power to regulate, manage and supervise the operations of VAG lottery to contribute to the overall well-being of Veterans in the Country.
Based on the collaborative agreement between the NLA and Veterans Administration, Ghana, the National Lottery Authority has granted Licenses to the Lotto and Lotteries Company Limited, Alpha Lotto Limited, From Home Company Limited, Vision 2000 Company Limited and Rand Lotto under Act 844
The licensing of the qualified operators were done under the approval of the Board of the Authority.
The operators would operate the lottery under Act 844 regulated by the Authority in accordance with Act 722.
All the operators together with their agents, sub-agents and ‘writers'(retailers) shall use Point of Sale terminals to sell all lottery products as part of the terms and conditions of their respective contracts.
Each operator shall obtain a Security Identification Embossment to affix on the respective Lotto kiosks of their agents, sub-agents and ‘writers'(Retailers).
The Operators would operate strictly in accordance with the terms and conditions stated in their contracts.
According to the NLA, “henceforth, any lotto operator, agent, sub-agent and ‘Writer'(Retailer) who pays outrageous commission above the approved Commission by the Authority would be dealt with in accordance with Act 722, L. I. 1948 and Section 22 of Act 844.”
Authority reiterated that “it is unlawful under Act 722, L.I. 1948 and Section 22 of Act 844 to manufacture, distribute, sell or retail lottery products and services without authorization from the National Lottery Authority (NLA).”
Accordingly, all those engaged in illegal lottery operations would be arraigned before Lotto Courts across the Country inaugurated by the Chief Justice of Ghana.
The lotto courts aim at ensuring the prosecution of lotto-related offences, compliance, and enforcement of Act 722, L.I. 1948 and Section 22 of Act 844.
However, the Authority would like to inform the general public that the list of licensed lotto marketing companies under Act 722 would be published soon.
Also, the second batch of licensed private sector lotto operators under Act 844 would be published.