A REMIND TO HIS EXCELLENCY NANA ADDO DANKWA AKUFO ADDO ABOUT CLAAG PETITION._*
We the Concerned Lotto Agents Association of Ghana are officially inform you the press that, we have sent a petition to the president of the Republic of Ghana, His Excellency, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo about an amendment of National Lottery Act 722, 2016. The petition was sent through EMS and it was addressed to the president through his Chief of staff and our checks confirmed that, it has been received by the office of the chief of staff.
We wish to remind your excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo that, we have petitioned your high office since 7th December, 2017 concerning the amendment of National Lottery Act 722, 2006. We sent the petition by Email through EMS.
We are expecting his Excellency to speak to the matters. We want to believe that, our petition had been referred to him and if not we are reminding of same.
The government has been talking about the private sector as engine of growth in the economy and the lotto industry is no exception. The NLA is giving deadlines and inviting all private lotto operators to register with them as what?
Government should legalize the private participation in the lotto business to create employment which is so crucial to the economy and survival of the citizenry.
The earlier the better. Any feet dragging would not be in the interest of the government and the people of Ghana.
Already more than one million (1000000) people are involved in the private lotto business.
The NLA has not been able to register even twenty thousand (20,000) people so what are we talking about? The government promised to create jobs but the jobs are yet to be created.
The teaming youth of Ghana who fleeing galamsey are also compounding the unemployment situation.
The legalisation of private lottery is therefore a big avenue to solve part of the unemployment problems at least in the interim.
The government stands to gain about Gh¢400,000,000 as revenue if private lotto is legalized.
The President should hold a stakeholders meeting for the private lotto operators to provide the evidence of this colossal source of income.
This should be done without delay in this interest of the government and the people in this country.
We are hoping that, the President would act on this matter and treat it as urgent as it desired.
(Executive Secretary for CLAAG)
Tel: 050 644 2262