Private lotto operators appeal to gov’t to ignore those against NLA Licence fee & e-kiosk project

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Ghana National Chamber of Licensed Banker to Banker Lotto Operators and Agents (GNCLBBLOA) has appealed to the government of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to ignore those who are kicking against the National Lottery Authority’s (NLA’s) Licence fee and e-kiosk project.

A statement issued and copied to Today in Accra yesterday said that the association, under the leadership of Mr Frank Adjei, was ever ready to support and work with lotto operators, agents and writers who cannot afford the payment of the license fee approved by the board of the NLA.

“As good citizens of Ghana we have to do everything possible to support government with our licenses fees.

“We would like to commend the Director-General of the National Lottery Authority (NLA), Mr Kofi Osei-Ameyaw, for the modernisation of lotto business in Ghana by giving opportunity to banker to banker lotto operators, agents and writers to be registered and licensed under a PPP initiative, scrapping taxes on lotto, introducing NLA owned platform and implementing the e-Kiosk project,” the statement said.

However, the statement asserted that the doors of the Ghana National Chamber of Licensed Banker to Banker Lotto Operators and Agents were open to lotto operators, agents and writers who are ready to “work with us due” to their inability to pay the license fee.

It gave the assurance that “We will assist such operators, agents and writers to pay their license fees to the NLA and subsequently work for us.”

The statement, therefore, urged the board of NLA, security agencies and government to take action on “our petition regarding the arrest of Nigerians, Chinese and other foreign nationals operating lotto in Ghana.”

It went on to describe people kicking against the registration and license fees for banker to banker lotto business as “nation wreckers.”

Source: Freeman KORYEKPOR AWLESU/GN Media