Private lottery operators in Ghana are facing the revocation of their licences if they fail to heed the advice of the National Lottery Authority (NLA) and register for the 2023 licensing year.
As reported by MyJoyOnline, private lottery operators in the West African country have until the end of this week to regularise their operations.
A failure to comply with this directive could lead to ‘severe’ sanctions, according to a statement from the agency.
“[The] NLA will revoke the licences of operators who have failed, refused, or neglected to regularise their registration and pay the required licensing fees by January 23, 2023.
“Furthermore, in collaboration with the security agencies, NLA will undertake exercises to clamp down on all unlicensed and/or illegal lotto and/or lottery operators. All illegal operators arrested during these exercises will be made to face the full rigours of the law.”
11 companies have ‘registered and partly satisfied the requirements’ to be licenced as private lottery operators, following the expiration of the registration deadline on December 29.
Meanwhile, the NLA confirmed it has ‘entered into third-party collaborations’ with seven entities and licensed them for the 2023 licensing year in accordance with the provisions of the National Lotto Act, 2006 (Act 722).