“Bring In Revenue Or Be sacked”- Sammy Awuku To NLA Staff

The Executive Director of the National Lottery Authority (NLA), Mr. Samuel Awuku says the staff of NLA risk being sacked if they underperformed at the end of the 2022 fiscal year.

Speaking to the NLA’s staff in the Eastern Region during his working visit to the region, Mr. Awuku reiterated his vision to increase the NLA’s revenue in the 2022 fiscal year and to make the Authority competitive and profit-making oriented.

According to Mr. Samuel Awuku, he will not relent in sacking any staff who performs contrary to his vision to serve as a deterrent to other staff and to put the NLA back to its well-deserved track.

“If we’ve been entrusted to do a job, just put your brains to it, put your commitment to it and do it. If you cannot do it, ask permission and leave or I sack you. Somebody is prepared to do the job”, he said.

The NLA, where Mr Samuel Awuku is serving, is a public service institution designed to provide a corporate platform that encourages creativity, innovation and best management practice.

The Authority was first established as the Department of National Lotteries in 1958, with a mandate to organize prize raffles for the public. In 1960 the Lotto and Betting Act (Act 94) was passed into law to launch a lottery in Ghana with the aim of raising revenue to support national development.

Over the past 50 years, the NLA has evolved into an autonomous public service institution with a legal monopoly over the organization of lotteries in Ghana. It is one of the single most important contributors to government revenue and avenues to employment.

In 2006 the passage of the National Lotto Act (Act 722) gave birth to the National Lottery Authority.

Story by : Kwaku Stephen

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