Lotto Operators & Agents Laud NLA Boss
The License Lotto Operators and Agents Association (LLOAA), has lauded Kofi Osei Ameyaw, Director General of the National Lottery Authority (NLA) for the Public-Private Partnership Initiative introduced between the two bodies.
According to the Association, the initiative would help fight unlicensed operators in the country, and further stated that the Association is ready to satisfy the necessary requirements of the NLA.
Addressing the media yesterday at the launch of the Licensed Lotto Operators and Agents Association, Mr. David Offei Agyekum, Executive Chairman of the Association said “We have promised ourselves to satisfy all the necessary requirements of the NLA and contribute significantly to the socio economic development of Ghana such as supporting the laudable Free SHS policy and join the job creation agenda of the government.”
The Public-Private Partnership Initiative, introduced by Kofi Osei Ameyaw, aims at lifting the ban on private participation of lotto operators in the country.
Private lotto operators are required to pay an amount of GH¢1 million to be allowed to operate a private lotto in the country.
Per the initiative, members of LLOAA will be allowed to operate their respective lotteries under the supervision of the National Lottery Authority.
Mr. Agyekum who doubles as the CEO of Super 4 Intelic Limited, hinted “We have paid One Million Ghana cedis to the National Lottery Authority for the Banker to Banker license.”
Launch of LLOAA
The License Lotto Operators and Agents Association (LLOAA) was launched yesterday in Accra.
It is a mother body which comprises of Super Intelic Limited, its agents, writers and receivers.
Currently, the association has 2,585 agents and writers registered under them.
Mr. David Agyekum, in his address said the association is ready to assist lotto agents and writers who desire to operate under them.
Touching on the registration fee, he explained that “Class A (Greater Accra, Ashanti, Eastern, Brong Ahafo, Western region) agents are to pay Five thousand Ghana cedis with a security fee of Three thousand Ghana cedis, whiles Class A writers pay One hundred and twenty Ghana cedis with a security fee of Sixty Ghana cedis.
“Class B agents are also to pay Three thousand Ghana cedis with a security fee of Two thousand Ghana cedis, whiles Class B writers pay Sixty Ghana cedis with a security fee of Sixty Ghana cedis.”
He further entreated lotto agents and writers to join the Association in order to operate freely and also benefit from the 30,000 modernized lotto kiosks known as E-kiosk, introduced by the NLA under the PPP initiative.
The launch was attended by lotto operators, writers and agents from Mankesim, Saltpond, Winneba, and Accra.
By: Emmanuel Yeboah Britwum