The National Lottery Authority (NLA), with the support of the Ministries of Finance and Defence, and the Veterans Administration Ghana (VAG), has launched the VAG Lotto and Super 6 Jackpot Game.
The two lotteries were launched in Accra yesterday at a ceremony attended by representatives from the NLA, VAG, Lotto Marketing Companies, Private Lotto Operators, Lotto Forecasters, Veterans, among others.
The NLA VAG Lotto was officially launched by the Minister of Defence, Dominic Nitiwul, on behalf of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
The minister, in an address, described the collaboration between the NLA and VAG as one of the most important achievements of the current government.
He said as part of the benefits of the NLA/ VAG collaboration, eight buses had been procured for the veterans, the headoffice of VAG had been refurbished, and a Military Sports Complex had been constructed in Tamale in the Northern Region.
“NLA/ VAG Lotto would immediately create 10, 000 jobs across the country. In effect, illegal lottery operations would be a thing of the past.” The Defence Minister noted that, “Any private lotto operators, agents and writers who operate outside the NLA VAG collaboration, would be dealt with in accordance with the law.”
The Director-General of NLA, Kofi Osei-Ameyaw stated that, the Authority was working hard to champion President Akufo-Addo’s vision of a Ghana beyond aid and Africa beyond aid by rolling out innovative policies and programmes aimed at creating jobs and raising revenue for the state.
He acknowledged the efforts of the Defence Ministry, Finance Ministry, board, management and staff of both NLA and VAG, Lotto Marketing Companies, Lotto Forecasters, and Private Lotto Operators for their diverse support and contribution.
A live draw demonstration of the NLA/VAG Lotto was conducted at the event.
By Times Reporter