The head of Public Relations Unit of the National Lottery Authority has blamed several Private Lotto Operations for seeking to collapse the state lottery regulating body. Razak Kojo Opoku said that those operators are not adhering to the conditions of the agreement they signed with NLA.
According to Razak, the illegal engagements of Alpha Lotto and other private lotto organization operators is a great threat to National Lottery Authority. “Alpha Lotto were operating beyond the terms and conditions upon which NLA granted them a license. They don’t have the right to conduct independent live draw parallel to NLA. They do it the same as the NLA.”
“The License was for them to use the point of sale terminals to market lotto. The type of lotto was the VAG lotto because of the agreements we have with the Veterans Association of Ghana. We gave them the license on that basis. They were to depend on the POS system to sell the lotto and depend on the draw by the NLA.”
“Nowhere in their contract did it state clearly that the private lotto operators can undertake live draws. They should produce that part of their contract to Ghanaians. Alpha was doing it recalcitrant. If you are a good citizen you won’t conduct yourself in ways that collapse your regulator. NLA is about draw numbers so the moment you allow a private person to do something parallel to the NLA, the draw of NLA will become useless and if that happens, you’ll collapse NLA. So, should we sit down for NLA to collapse under the NPP government? No way,” Razak Kojo Opoku stated.