- NLA has began its plan of clamping down on unlawful Banker To Banker operators
- To this point 10 folks have been arrested in a joint operation
- NLA mentioned they need to clear the system of the unlawful operations denying the state of the due income
Accra -The Nationwide Lottery Authority(NLA) yesterday, November 11, 2021, began its plan of clamping down on unlawful non-public lotto operators (Banker To Banker ).
A group drawn from the police, army, and lotto activity power from the NLA set out yesterday to clear the system of the unlawful operations denying the state of the due income.
Public Relations Supervisor of NLA, Goodfellow Dei Ofei, mentioned the operation which occurred in Tiafa, Achimota, and Amasaman led to the arrests of ten operators, made up of 1 feminine and 9 males.
In September this 12 months, the authority, introduced its intention to go after the actions of unlawful non-public lottery operators.
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The NLA set out a pre-qualification part of the licensing regime the place the operators got a one-month window interval to register with the NLA in view of the preparedness to function Personal lottery.
After the one-month grace interval, 140 corporations registered however 70 had been disqualified as a result of these entities couldn’t meet the standards.
It then set their license price and requested the certified corporations to proceed with the method and get licensed.
“The NLA gave the unlawful operators a good alternative to rectify their scenario with us, however it’s apparent the recalcitrant ones need us to face them squarely. We have now despatched our males into the areas to arrest and prosecute anybody working illegally with out the requisite license or authorization,” Dei Ofei mentioned.
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The NLA PRO mentioned the exercise to clamp down on unlawful operators is not going to be a nine-day surprise.
The arrests come barely three months after NPP bigwig, Sammy Awuku, took over because the director-general of the NLA.
Awuku has rapidly moved to revolutionize the operations of the lottery authority, in search of to make the organisation extra worthwhile and aggressive in a fast-paced and constantly-evolving digital atmosphere.
The director-general has additionally made restoring the general public’s belief within the NLA and its operations a central focus of his administration.
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In different information, Sammy Awuku, just lately hosted a number of Ghanaian celebrities at a stakeholder assembly in Accra.
The aim of the assembly was to achieve out to the celeb zone in Ghana and cord them into serving to revamp the lottery trade within the nation.
Talking on the assembly, Sammy Awuku indicated that he understood the position of celebs and model influencers in Ghana and wished to faucet into their wealth of expertise on the subject of social media.