No ‘Kululu’ Draws, Be Transparent In Your Dealings’ – Nana Advices NLA

by Isaac Mintah
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President Akufo-Addo has emphasized on the need for the National Lotteries Authority (NLA) to execute its works and operations in the open devoid of any corrupt and shady practices.

The President was speaking as the special guest of honour at the 60th-anniversary celebration of the NLA in Accra Friday evening.

He stressed, “As an institution tasked with revenue generation, I will implore you to ensure that you exercise the highest form of transparency and integrity in the conduct of your draws to uphold the confidence that the public continues to have in you.

“The onus to achieve this does not only lie in your ability to generate revenue for government and give back to society, but more importantly, in ensuring that the Ghanaians who play your lottery games receive a true reflection of the daily results published.”

He observed as a revenue generating institution, the NLA has a responsibility to exercise utmost form of openness and integrity in the discharge of its draws, should they yern to keep the confidence the Ghanaian people have in them.

“It’s sustained efforts at maintaining this national endevour especially for the sense of commitment to fulfilling the obligation embedded in the National Lotto Act to take care of the needy, the aged, orphans and the destitute.

“Giving back to society through your good causes foundation compliments the efforts of government in the development of our country and it is worthy of emulation by others” the President praised the gaming institution.

According to him, the NLA’s ability to ensure responsibility and transparency in gaming is the surest way for their promise of ‘enriching lives through games’.

“I urge you also to implement stringent policies on responsible gaming, chiefly, to prevent minus and under-age persons from patronizing your games and to help sanitize the lottery and betting space,” Nana Addo added.

He hinted the Ghanaian people are expectant of reforms that will help NLA live up to their vision of becoming the organisation of choice and blueprint for lottery in Africa.”

Presiden charged the NLA to go strictly by the high standards of the World Lottery Association (WLA) on CSR and supporting good causes.

Director General of the NLA Sammy Awuku pledged with the support of the board of directors, management and staff of the NLA, they will strive to achieve more successes beyond all that has been done the last two years.

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