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KGL Technology Limited’s Contract Will Boost NLA Financially – National Lottery Authority

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The management of the National Lottery Authority (NLA) wants to place on record that KGL Technology Limited does not have 11 years contract with the Authority as published by The Finder newspaper on 16th April 2021.

In our estimation, the publication only presents manufactured lies, outright fabrications and it does not represent the true account of the contract between NLA and KGL Technology Limited.

Again, it is never true that the gross revenue sharing between NLA and KGL is 25% and 75% respectively. As a matter of fact, nothing of such agreement exists between NLA and KGL Technology Limited.

The Finder newspaper fails to consider the cost of operating the online system, payment of winning tickets as well as commitment to the Government and payment of fees to the Telecommunication Companies such as MTN, Vodafone and AirtelTigo.

We would like to urge the Editor of Finder newspaper, to seek credible information from NLA else he would continue to mislead the general public on the activities of NLA and KGL Technology Limited.

Although such publications had been done consistently by The Finder newspaper, at this point the NLA management is declining to believe that the newspaper is nurturing a mischievous agenda against NLA and KGL.

The Editor of Finder newspaper doesn’t also recognise that 5% of KGL’s revenue will have to be spent on CSR. NLA is also aware that KGL is in talks with the Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Dr Awal Mohammed who also happens to be the owner of the Finder newspaper, to sign a 10million Cedis Sponsorship of Tourism and Traditional Sites.
The NLA is also aware of talks between KGL and the Minister of Sports for the sponsorship of Black Stars Afcon 2022 and also other sporting events.

Setting the records straight, the strategic partnership between KGL Technology Limited and NLA is a game-changer to the revenue mobilization efforts of NLA.

The contract of KGL can NEVER and would NEVER cripple the NLA financially as was reported by The Finder newspaper.

The financial challenges that were encountered by NLA were largely due to the following:
1. illegal live lotto draws of Alpha Lotto Limited on GTV.
2. illegal operations of 5/90 Short Code by Alpha Lotto Limited.
3. illegal high commission of 30-40% paid by Private Lotto Operators as against the 20% standard commission for the lottery industry.
3. Shortage of Thermal Paper Rolls for the accredited Lotto Marketing Companies of NLA.

For the purpose of clarity, KGL Technology Limited and all other companies licensed by the NLA DO NOT conduct their own independent parallel Lotto Draws, especially on Television except Alpha Lotto Limited which is conducting illegal live Lotto Draws on GTV, and NLA is taking the necessary measures to deal with such illegal Lotto Draws.

The NLA online Lotto Marketing Company, KGL Technology Limited and all licensed companies of NLA except Alpha Lotto Limited depend on the Lotto Draws of the Authority in accordance with Act 722, Act 844 and L. I. 1948 to pay their respective wins.

The main purpose and existence of NLA is all about Lotto Draws and NLA can never surrender such functions to Alpha Lotto Limited or any other Private Lotto Operator/Agent or collaborator.

The National Lottery Authority and KGL Technology Limited partnership is anchored on the digitalization programme of the Government of Ghana.
We believe there is nothing that can change such a laudable project of the Government aimed at boosting the revenue of the National Lottery Authority.

Before the operation of *959# by KGL Technology Limited, the NLA was having an online platform and short code *890# that was managed by a private company known as TekStart Africa Limited allegedly associated with the former Director-General Hon. Kofi Osei-Ameyaw.
An amount of 13millon dollars was invested in the *890# Short Code but sadly the platform was unavailable to yield profit to NLA, not even a penny. At the appropriate time, investigations shall be conducted into the operations of TekStart Africa Limited and other similar companies.
Currently, the NLA has officially shut down the *890# Short Code due to the unprofitable nature of the *890# platform.

The *959# has proven beyond a reasonable doubt to be a very robust platform capable of helping the NLA to achieve its core mandate of revenue generation through indirect taxes.

Moving forward, the NLA is putting measures in place to also protect and safeguard the business and investment of our over 10,000 Lotto Marketing Companies, through whose efforts the Authority has been generating revenue for the Government.

It is important to state that the National Lottery Authority heavily depends on Private Companies to raise revenue for the Government. All the Lotto Marketing Companies who sell lotto products on behalf of NLA are Private Companies.
The Technical Service Providers such as Lots Services Ghana Limited, Simnet Ghana Limited and TekStart Africa Limited are Private Companies except Simnet which is co-owned by SSNIT.

The Government through the Ministry of Finance has taken pragmatic steps to fully restructure the National Lottery Authority.

Issued by: Public Relations Unit of NLA

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New 25 Constituencies in the offing, NDC must kill to win 2024 elections – Kwabena Bobie Ansah – ghanapublisher.com

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A renowned Ghanaian Journalist with Accra based radio Accra FM 100.5 mhz, Kwabena Bobie Ansah has hint of a possible New Constituency creation by the electoral commission in November 2023 before the 2024 General Elections.

According to the broadcaster, the Electoral Commission in close door meeting has resulted to creation of additional 25 new constituencies to the existing 275 Constituencies.

He said the Electoral Commission has included the people of SALL constituency in the Oti region to neutralize their plan and any other arguments that may come after rolling out their intentions.

He furthered that, the Electoral commission has planned to create 14 Constituencies out of the 25 new Constituencies in the Ashanti Regiona and share the remaining 11 among the other 15 regions.

The NDC needs to play it hard and prepare to use violence to win 2024.
After all Akufo Addo killed 10 Ghanaians to win election 2020, he said in a post on his Facebook page.

Check the post below.

Source: www.ghanapublisher.com

 

 

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I wish you well, Kuffour to Musah Superior on his General Secretary bid – ghanapublisher.com

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The Former President of the Republic of Ghana, His Excellency John Agyekum Kuffour has wished Hon. Iddrisu Musah affectionately called Musah Superior well on his bid to become the next National General Secretary of the ruling party, New Patriotic Party (NPP).

The former Tamale Mayor who is currently the Deputy C.E.O of Ghana Forestry Commission paid a courtesy call on the former president at his Peduase Residence to officially inform him about his bid to contest for the NPP’s National General Secretary Position in the upcoming elections.

Musah Superior explained and detailed to the Ex- President the nature of his campaign themed “The Peoples’s Campaign”.

Ex – President Kuffour was delighted and fascinated about the nature and content of the Peoples’s Campaign.

He wished him well and blessed him.

Below are the 10 points plan of the Peoples’s campaign.

1. As GS, l will operate meaningfully at the Party HQ. The Party will no longer be managed from the private offices and homes of some persons. I will lead in running an active, professional and hugely political HQ. I will not run the Party in absentia.

2. I will mange the Party from bottom to top. This means l will pay serious attention to the local structures of the party. I believe that if we pay attention to the polling stations and resource the Constituency Executives, we will enhance our strength.

3. I will formulate and publish a six monthly ACTIVITY PLAN. This means that l will be busy in the country side on a formal work schedule. Regional and Constituency ACTIVITY PLAN will fit into the plan of the HQ.

4. I will ensure that officers, communicators, etc are REWARDED. It is absurd that we do not have an award scheme for people who have worked so hard for our victory. I ll ensure that we add value to our officers and volunteers. This is not rocket science!

5. Establish a WORKING welfare scheme for all officers of the Party.

6. Revive the demotivated Communications Directorate of the Party. All communicators at all levels must have a reason to continue to advocate for the Party. I ll put a plan in place to “look” after them. I will also support the Directorate to recruit brilliant communicators from the Regions and constituencies and offer them opportunities to feature on programmes “reserved” for certain class of persons. We must find innoviative ways of making our communication effective, convincing and pointful. This mean we must consult widely and use the wealthy brains of the Party people.

7. I will lead in constantly articulating the excellent work the NPP government is doing. We must articulate loudly our achievements and challenge any propaganda intended to undermine out grear efforts. Winning elections 2024 will depend largely on the achievements of our government.

8. As GS, l will ensure that ALL internal elections are free, fair, transparent and credible. ALL parliamentary primaries shall be OPENED to all. No needless disqualifications.

9. Our Party is run by Committees. (Steering Committee, National Executive Committee, National Council and the National Delegates Conference/Congress). As GS, l will become the most functional officer of the Party and shall work to the directions of the Committees.

10. Discipline brings stability and meaning into a person or institution. It teaches us to be responsible and respectful.The observance of well-defined rules in any organisation is critically important for the growth and development of the organisation. Discipline promotes good human behavior, stronger and focussed regime. We need to instil this important virtue into our Party. l will supervise a disciplined Party.

Source: www.ghanapublisher.com

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Female JHS student who was reported missing found hiding in her boyfriend’s room

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Female JHS student who was reported missing found hiding in her boyfriend’s room

A schoolgirl who went missing for weeks has been found but there’s a lot of drama trailing her discovery. 

According to a report, the girl never got lost but hid in her boyfriend’s place all this while.

The report further adds that the girl only returned after a non-governmental organization, Youth Harvest Foundation discovered her hideout and literally smoked her out.

Khadija Hamidu, the NGO’s project officer, urged parents to pay attention to their children while speaking on Dreamz FM about the topic.

Meanwhile, the girl’s boyfriend is alleged to be one who deals in galamsey.

In other news, MTN Ghana has announced that its Service Centres across the country will be closed for the Holiday Season from December 29, 2021, to January 3, 2022.

The closure of the Service Centres is part of broader measures taken by the business to stem the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic especially in the wake of the new Omicron variant, which has been proven to have a higher transmissibility rate.

Speaking on the development, Jemima Kotei Walsh, Chief Customer Care Officer, said, “The business will use this opportunity to encourage customers to use our digital channels during the period of the closure of the shops.

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