*GHC 1.5m to renew our licenses unfair- Lotto operators to government*
The Concerned Lotto Agent’s Association of Ghana (CLAAG) has described the actions of the National Lotto Authority’s inane decision towards the GHC 1.5m renewal of their licenses as unfair.
The Director General for the National Lottories, Mr Sammy Awuku has asked Private Lotto operators to pay a whopping amount of 1.5 million Ghana Cedis to renew their licenses which to them sees it as deliberate attempt to collapse” BANK TO BANK”
According to Mr King David , P.R.O for CLAAG, the national Lotto administration is trending a serious path by putting businesses of the private Lotto Operations in danger and if care is not taken to address the issue will add to the already ripping unemployment rate in the country.
They stated that the actions of the new Director General is opening doors of jobs to only the rich who can afford to pay such an amount to the detriment majority of Ghanaians who depend on the ” Bank to bank” business for survival which the CLAAG sees to be unfair and inequitable move.
The Concern Lotto Agents’ Association of Ghana further stated that the economic conditions of the country is not favorable off late and that the National Lotto Authority (NLA) is using the police to harass and intimidate them over the job they have been doing for years now to take care of their families.
The CLAAG therefore calls on the government to intervene since majority of them paid for their license renewal last year and have not been issued a receipt which they have being asked to pay the newly increased license renewal fee.
They also appealed to Government to find pragmatic measures to design soft policies which will give them the license to operate without intimidation and harassment from the police.
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