Some Staff of the National Lottery Authority (NLA) are demanding the immediate dismissal of the Director-General, Kofi Osei Ameyaw over non-payment of big wins across the country.
They alleged that some of their members have received threats and in some instances been attacked due to the development.
“We are sending a message that we are not on strike. We are not demonstrating, we are just removing ourselves from the dangers that we see because our workers are being attacked,”
“NLA staff are being attacked in various regions by people who claim they have won and they have not been paid their wins.
“We thought it was one exception. However what has happened is that I got a report from Kumasi that from October last year up to February, NLA owes wins to the tune of about GH¢1.5 million. So the question is, why?
“But that aside, now the workers are being attacked physically and we realized that we have to do something about it. They claim they have reported to management so we wrote a letter on the 22nd of February and asked to meet so we can find solutions to these challenges.” – NLA, Benjamin Mingle explained.