Management of the National Lottery Authority have reacted to fabricated news making round that activities of the Authority is currently crumbling due to acts of incompetence on by authorities in charge.
In a joint statement signed by Gen. Martin Ahiaglo (RTD), Director-General and Amb. Emmanuel Oscar Ameyedowo, Board Chairman, they placed on record that there is no negative or suspicious developments in the Authority.
The statement went further to state that the false news was fabricated by certain “disgruntled individuals who are being used by persons who see the current Board and Management as a formidable force preventing them from having their way.”
Full Statement Below…
The attention of the Board and Management of the National Lottery Authority (the Authority) has been drawn to some speculations seeking to suggest that all is not well in respect of the management of the affairs of the Authority.
We wish to state unequivocally that, such speculations are unfounded and untrue and that they are attempts by some detractors, who wish to paint the management of the Authority black.
We would want to place on record that the Authority is today one of the most vibrant state institutions, that is contributing its quota to the development of the country’s infrastructure and the raising of revenue for the state and for that matter, we would want to urge all who will hear such speculations to treat it with the contempt it deserves, because it contains no truths.
The current Board and Management of the Authority is focused on achieving its mandate of raising revenue for national development and to continue to deliver quality service to its valued patrons. The Authority will never waver in the midst of such destructive speculations.
We believe that all well-meaning Ghanaians and especially our valued patrons as well as our sector Ministry, are living witnesses to the achievements of the Authority in recent times, and Management is poised to achieve even greater heights. We therefore urge the general public to ignore these unfounded speculations.
Management is aware of the various steps taken by the detractors of the Authority to tarnish its reputation and that of its members for personal and parochial gains.
We believe that, those persons involved are in league with some staff of the Authority, as happens in most institutions, to look for the supposed non-existent information that may tarnish the hard won reputation of the Board, Management and members.
We would like to assure the general public and our valued patrons that there is no such impropriety as Management operates an open door policy that does not entertain any inappropriate behavior.
As an Authority, our prime interest lies in maximizing revenue for government and that has always been our avowed aim and is the sole agenda at the heart of our operations.
We therefore call on all our stakeholders to remain committed to the Authority and to help it focus on achieving its core mandate and also to ignore those unfounded and untrue speculations that are the figment of the imagination of those spreading them.
We assure the Government and the general public of our resolve to expand and continue to improve upon the operations of the Authority.
Management would like to place on record that there is no negative or suspicious developments in the Authority and we dare say that anything to the contrary from any quarters, emanates from a few disgruntled individuals who are being used by persons who see the current Board and Management as a formidable force preventing them from having their way.
We wish all Ghanaians and especially our valued patrons Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year in advance.
Brig. Gen. Martin Ahiaglo (RTD) Amb. Emmanuel Oscar Ameyedowo
Director-General Board Chairman
Source: Chris Joe Quaicoe/ email: [email protected]
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