The National Lottery Authority (NLA), supported by the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Defence and the Veterans Administration Ghana (VAG), has on Tuesday, 6 August 2019 launched VAG Lotto and Super 6 Jackpot Game at the Authority’s Brennan Hall in Accra.
The event was attended by the Board Members, Management and Staff of the NLA, the Board and Management of VAG, Lotto Marketing Companies, Private Lotto Operators, Lotto Forecasters, Veterans and other dignitaries.
Present at the launch was the Minister for Defence, Mr Dominic Ntiwul, who was also Guest of honour for the Programme.
According to the Defence Minister, one of the biggest achievements of President Akufo-Addo’s government is the NLA /VAG collaboration.
He said as part of the benefits of the NLA/ VAG collaboration, eight buses have been procured for the veterans, the head office of VAG has also been refurbished and the construction of the Military Sports Complex in Tamale is partly sponsored by NLA /VAG Collaboration.
Mr Nitiwul noted that any private lotto operators, agents and writers who operate outside the collaboration would be dealt with in accordance with the law.
The NLA /VAG Lotto was officially launched by the Defence Minister on behalf of President Akufo-Addo.
The Director-General of NLA, Mr Kofi Osei-Ameyaw stated that, the Authority is working hard to champion President Akufo-Addo’s vision of Ghana Beyond Aid and Africa Beyond Aid, and that more innovative policies and programmes would be implemented by the Authority to maximise revenue generation as well as create jobs.
The Director-General acknowledged the efforts of the Defence Ministry, Finance Ministry, Board, Management and Staff of both NLA and VAG, Lotto Marketing Companies, Lotto Forecasters, Private Lotto Operators and the media.
A live draw demonstration was conducted for the NLA /VAG Lotto. The Director-General subsequently launched the Super 6 Jackpot Game.