The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has appointed Anna Horma Miezah, the Western Regional treasurer of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) as the deputy director-general of the National Lottery Authority (NLA).
“I am pleased to inform you that the president has appointed you to act as the deputy director-general of the National Lottery Authority, pending receipt of the constitutionally required advice of the governing board of the Authority, given in consultation with the Public Services Commission,” her appointment letter signed by the Chief of Staff, Akosua Frema Osei-Opare, said.
The former youth organiser of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Sammi Awuku, has been serving as the director-general of the NLA since 30 July 2021.
National Lottery Authority
The NLA is a public service institution designed to provide a corporate platform that encourages creativity, innovation and best management practice.
The Authority was first established as the Department of National Lotteries in 1958, with a mandate to organise prize raffles for the public. In 1960 the Lotto and Betting Act (Act 94) was passed into law to launch a lottery in Ghana with the aim of raising revenue to support national development.
Over the past 50 years, the NLA has evolved into an autonomous public service institution with a legal monopoly over the organisation of lotteries in Ghana. It is one of the single most important contributors to government revenue and avenues to employment.
In 2006 the passage of the National Lotto Act (Act 722) gave birth to the National Lottery Authority.