Demanding For 30-40 Percent Commission Not Reasonable; Lotto Operators Make U-Turn

The Executive Secretary of the Concerned Lotto Agents Association of Ghana (CLAAG), said the CLAAG, Mr Eric Duah, has described the move by the association to seek an increase of its commission from the current 20 percent to 40 percent as not reasonable.

In a meeting between the management of the National Lottery Authority and executives of the Concerned Lotto Agents Association of Ghana (CLAAG) on Thursday, 25th November 2022, at the head office of the national Lottery Authority, Mr Duah admitted that the association made an error in its claim that the Director General of the NLA, Mr Samuel Awuku reduced their commission from 30 percent to 20 percent.

In his admission, Mr. Duah reiterated the Lotto Act, Act 722 gives the NLA Board the discretion to decide the commission for lotto writers.

He further admitted that the 30 to 40 percent increase in its commission the association is demanding isn’t sustainable.

Mr Duah, in an appeal, called on the Director General of the National Lottery Authority, Samuel Awuku to give

It will be recalled that the executive members of the lotto associations added their signatures in compliance with the NLA directive to pay a 20 percent commission to its writers.

In a statement signed by the secretary of GLOA, Seth Asante Amoani entreated its members to accept the 20 percent commission noting to its members who refuse to comply with the said directives from the authority will lead to the forfeiture of their license and the banning of the operators.

“In line with the directive from the NLA, the executives and members of the Ghana Lotto Operators Association (GLOA) and Private Lotto Operators (PLO) wish to bring to the attention of its writers that payment on lotto commission is twenty percent (20%) effective 14th October 2022,” part of the statement read.

By: Kwaku Stephen

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