The National Lottery Authority (NLA) has sent a stern warning to all unlicensed and unregistered lottery operators in Ghana and has issued a deadline before legal action is taken against them, as reported by Graphic.
The NLA communicated that any unlicensed operators must obtain licensing and be registered before September 30, or face the full extent of the law.
Act 775 of the National Lottery Act 2006 states that all companies wishing to operate lottery games and products must be licensed, however, Ghana has seen a number of unlicensed operators appear in the market.
The NLA issued a statement demanding that all companies that want to be registered and licensed to operate and/or sell Lottery products, within the boundaries of the National Lottery Act 2006, may pick up Pre-Qualification Application Forms from either NLА’s customer service centre at the Fortune House, Accra
“This registration exercise commences on September 8, and the deadline for submission of completed application forms is September 30, 2021,” the statement read.
“After this date, only entities and/or individuals who submitted their duly completed forms will be considered for licensing to operate Lotto/Lottery.”
It warned that any company which continues to operate without obtaining a license or registering interest via the application form will be subject to a criminal investigation punished in accordance with the Ghanaian law.