NLA re-engages SIMNET Ghana

The National Lottery Authority (NLA), the sole regulator and operator of lotto and lottery in Ghana has re-engaged SIMNET Ghana Ltd. (SIMNET) to provide it with online lottery services.

With the renewal of the relationship, SIMNET would operate alongside the existing Online Lottery Service provider, LOTS Services.

With the two operators, NLA expects to boost its revenue generation mandate.

A statement issued by the NLA and signed by Brig Gen Martin Ahiaglo (Rtd), Director General, NLA in Accra yesterday said it was confident that the re-engagement of SIMNET would broaden the retailer penetration throughout the country and evidently accord our valued patrons visibility and access to NLA’s Point of Sale Terminals (POSTs) with ease.

“NLA takes this opportunity to welcome SIMNET back and promises its cherished Lotto Marketing Companies (LMCs) greater efficiency designed to let their businesses thrive,” it said.

The statement said POSTs Repair and Swapping Centres would be established in all NLA Regional and District offices as well as selected markets, to ensure proximity of services and deliverables to its LMCs.

“NLA is pleased to announce that it has also procured new POSTs to boost operations and therefore all outstanding deployments will be completed this year. Similarly, LMCs old POSTs will have these replaced,” the statement said.

It said the NLA Commission payment was now being done within a week after the end of the month.

“Soon, LMCs will be able to pay wins from their business locations. We would also like our valued patrons to note that since May 2015, winners do not have to wait 14 days to liquidate their tickets. Tickets can be liquidated within 24 hours after the draw,” it said.

The statement said in the last five months, NLA had introduced two new exciting products, Soccer Cash and Mobile 5/90, to ensure that our valued patrons are spoilt for choice.

Soccer Cash, it said was developed in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth and Sports to support and promote sports in the country.

“The Mobile Lottery Platform allows our valued patrons to register and download 5/90 Fixed Odds Games Applications onto their smart phones and play the Games using funds from their mobile wallet,” the statement said.

It said POSTs of NLA have been branded with the NLA logo for easy identification and the general public is requested to patronise only NLA lottery products and/or games.

By Times Reporter 

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