SAFARIBET Comes To Ghana To Create Jobs And Whip Up Interest In Sports





SAFARIBET, a sports bookmaker registered in Ghana that gives the opportunity to sports loving fans to bet through its own established shops, franchise outlets, terminal franchise shops and online betting with www.safaribet.com.gh by using its scratch cards have officially been launched in Accra, Ghana.

SAFARIBET recently established in Ghana due to the passion with which the people of Ghana attach to sports.

It is seeking to back the passion of Ghanaians for sports with making money through betting by the introduction of its products and services.

Speaking at the momentous launch on Sunday at the Plush La Palm Royal Beach Hotel, the Chief Executive Officer of Africa Gaming & Entertainment Limited, hosts of SAFARIBET, Mr. Halit Karabashaglu, disclosed that its mission was to inject fresh air into the betting industry and to make it more entertaining as well as creating jobs.

“Our vision is to make betting accessible to all players across the country, and committed to fast tracking all payment.

The company has been in existence for six months and the reception has been overwhelming no wonder they say Ghanaians are hospitable.

…This company will help improve the economy by way of reducing the unemployment situation in the country. Already, the company has employed about 140 young people who are working at the Osu, Tudu, Darkuman and Pigfarm branches of the company.

The Madina and Accra Central branches are both under construction and plans are far underway to establish regional branches to decentralize the company’s operations and to provide quality services to our customers,” he revealed.

He announced that the main aim is to open hundred shops in 3 years to employ about 4,000 people directly which means 15,000 indirectly.

“Also, we want to partner small businesses for franchising in order for them to grow and also employ others. This is a rare opportunity for already existing businesses to attach themselves to SAFARIBET to improve upon their fortunes.

…I came to Ghana as an investor but I decided to be a Ghanaian with all my heart.

I want to urge all stakeholders in the sports fraternity to support SAFARIBET to boost sports and betting activities in Ghana. I now declare SAFARIBET duly launched,” he stressed.

In an address, the Minister of Interior, Mr. Kwesi Ahwoi, who was also the Special Guest of Honour, commended Mr. Halit and his team for the introduction of SAFARIBET to Ghana.

He said the initiative was an entertainment that will be relying on the various sporting disciplines, but most importantly, it is also a very good business.

“Those of you who have been out there are familiar with Ladbrokes, William Hill and other similar online sports games.

…With the popularity of the English and Spanish football leagues in Ghana, and also the growing interest in the NBA, the launch today of Ghana’s first internet based sports bookmaker means people can watch and enjoy these games, while also predicting the results of the games on an on-line platform, and getting financial rewards in return; this is what SAFARIBET is all about,” the interior minister emphasized.

He continued that the investment made by the Africa Gaming And Entertainment Limited is significant for many reasons since it is further an endorsement of the conduciveness of Ghana as an investment destination because these types of investments involve lots of funds, time and risk analysis.

“Also for a game that will solely rely on the internet, if our country’s communications systems were poor, we won’t be launching SAFARIBET today. Our communications service providers, however, still have a lot to do and the National Communications Authority is up to the responsibility and is demanding the highest standards and service quality from them,” said Mr. Kwesi Ahwoi.

On employment, the minister acknowledged the fact that SAFARIBET was not just investing but also providing employment to both skilled and unskilled young people of Ghana.

“When government talks about building an economy that is ready for business, and commits to partner the private sector to make their doing business easier, one of the positive outcomes is job opportunities.

…SAFARIBET is expected to create at least 4,000 new jobs in the next three years. Already, 120 full time employees have been engaged with only five shops opened in Osu, Tudu, Darkuman, Pigfarm and Kaneshie.

As they move to all regional capitals and to the major towns and cities in the regions, many more opportunities will be available for jobs,” the minister revealed.

He further stated that this is aside the other opportunities being created from the sale of SAFARIBET prepaid scratch cards that players can buy along the street and bet on any game from anywhere in Ghana.

“Ghana is therefore ready for more investments; sports is good business, sports is good entertainment and the Gaming Commission will continue to provide businesses like the Africa Gaming And Entertainment Limited with the necessary assistance to set up and succeed in the industry,” the interior minister confidently assured.


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