“GLOA” Calls On Government To Investigate the Director General For All Monies Collected
The Ghana Lotto Operators Association (GLOA) calls on gov’t to Investigate Director General for Monies Collected By NLA From Private Lotto Operators.
GLOA and Concerned Lotto Agents and Writers Association (CLAG) are calling on government to investigate the Director General for all monies collected by NLA from private sector operation and refund same to operators.
According to them, these funds and systems are were unlawfully taken under fraudulent pretenses.
They said government should interdict the Director General and sales Director of NLA until the issues are fully investigated and proper sanctions applied.
The group stressed that government should establish and agenda for regularized GLOA’s operation under the section 2 (4) of the National Lotto Act (Act 722), 2007.
The Association also urged government to propose modalities for the establishment of a Lotto Commission, to break up the monopoly of NLA, “as monopoly in modern times is as good as bad governance, and an anathema to NPP’s much-touted support for private sector development”.
They Therefore calling on government to provide opportunities to licenses private operators nationwide, for the payment of appropriate lawful fees, monthly GRA Taxes , VAT and other charges to government.
Speaking at a press conference today August 22, 2019. Chairman of Ghana Lotto Operators Association, Mr. Dan Borsor, appeal to government to make significant financial contributions to the national budget, while providing nationwide employment to the teeming unemployed people in the districts,” he said, agents and writers, constitute a very significant partner to the government, and estimates that it can support provision of employment to about 2 million Ghanaians, far above the 400,000 estimated in the national security survey (1998).
Mr. Dan Borsor, disclosed that the NPP government’s inability to create long-term Jobs for majority of Ghanaians in our districts can be reversed through private sector participation in Lotto under Act 722 and Act 844.
GLOA’s mobilization of Lotto writers, agents and patrons across the country during the 2016 campaign paid off significantly in NPP’s return to power.
He continued that NLA , an unjustified monopoly created for Lotto operations in Ghana, is seeking to bankrupt private sector Lotto operators, by surreptitiously using illegal “bully-boy” tactics to frustrate, bankrupt and seize private operators machines and platforms, acquired under license for VAG Lotto operators in Ghana.
It will be recalled that the veterans administration of Ghana in 2014 officially licensed some private sector operators in GLOA to operate its VAG Lotto initially for 5 years.
This license compelled operators to contract huge loans and make significant investments in software and hardware to start VAG Lotto operators, but couldn’t operate due to NLA’s Legal battles with VAG. The investments made licensed operations in VAG Lotto must be recovered.
The Ghana Lotto Operators Association (GLOA) and Concerned Lotto Agents and Writers Association (CLAG), are therefore calling on government to call NLA boss to order to safeguard they business.
Source: Nii Okopti Odamtten/Ghviralnews.com