NLA cautions illegal lottery operators

Business News of Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Source: B&FT

The National Lottery Authority (NLA) has warned illegal lottery operators in the country to end their operations with immediate effect, saying it will soon organise a task-force to rid them out of the system.

This was disclosed by the Director for Special Projects, George E. Gyamfi-Osew, after he had presented a cheque for GH¢5,000 and 50 pieces of T-shirts to the Omanhene of the Techiman Traditional council to support their Apoo Festival celebration.

Addressing the Omanhene, Oseadeeyo Akumfi Ameyaw IV, and his elders at his palace, Mr. Gyamfi-Osew said the NLA contributes a large portion of the nation’s revenue and deserves to be protected from the illegal operators — also called “Banker to Banker” operators.

During its 50th anniversary celebration last year, the NLA presented a cheque for GH¢20million to government. Besides that, it plays a major role in promoting health, sports, education and culture among others.

The Omanhene commended the Authority for its attention to heritage and culture. Nana Akumfi Ameyaw IV urged the NLA to give intensive education on the importance of the organisation to the country.