Ghana Lotto Operators Association (GLOA), Private Lotto Operators (PLO), Concerned Lotto Agents Association of Ghana (CLAAG) and Lotto Writers have been urged to accept a 10% reduction in their commission directive by the Governing Board of National Lotteries Authority (NLA).
The reduction in the commission of various lotto operators in the country from 30% to 20% comes on the back of a meeting between the Governing Board of NLA, GLOA, and PLO members.
The implementation of the directive which took effect on 31st October 2022, was met with stiff opposition by lotto operators who expressed their anger through voice calls, WhatsApp, and SMS messages to executive officers of the various lotto associations.
Some lotto operators, this reporter has gathered, demanded a sustained nationwide demonstration against the reduction in commission until such times that the decision will be reversed.
The NLA reacted to their opposition and threatened to revoke their licences which is due for renewal.
As a result, Mr. Kweku Duah-Tawiah, the Executive Secretary of CLAAG told lotto operators at a sensitization meeting in Accra that his outfit had written to NLA to register its grievance to the reduction in commission.
He said, “It is our hope to seek an amicable solution to the problem at hand, of course with the active participation of GLOA.”
If however by Friday, 11th November 2022, the matter is not resolved, CLAAG will again invite its members to reconvene and decide on its next line of action.”
Source: Adovor Nutifafa