Chairman Kwame Baffoe Abronye Writes
EXPOSING THE DOUBLE STANDARDS, HYPOCRISY AND CORRUPT DRIVEN AGENDA OF RAZAK KOJO OPOKU OF NLA
On the 19th September, 2017, in a press conference held at Kumasi in the Ashanti region the Founder and President of Concerned Voters Movement (CVM) Mr. Razak Kojo Opoku who is now the PRO of NLA, in a 10 page press release sought to point out the positives the Nana Addo’s government will benefit in terms of job creation from the legalisation of banker to banker operations which was a key campaign message in the 2016 elections ie jobs for the youth.
He posited emphatically at paragraph 17 of his press release that, “ Justification for the Legalization of Banker-to-Banker Lottery Operations in Ghana:
Currently, the Banker-to-Banker Lotto Operators have employ over 800,000 people across the Country making it a major source of job availability for Ghanaians at the grassroots. The legal acceptance of Banker-to-Banker Lottery Operations in Ghana shall become a great source of revenue mobilization for Government in the form of Indirect Tax Revenue Mobilization.”
He further added that, “The Private Sector Participation in the Economy of Ghana is enshrined in the 1992 Constitution of Ghana specifically Article 24, Article 36 and Article 37.
The continuous action by NLA to always use the legal monopoly enshrined in the Act 722 to undermine the usefulness of the Act 721, Act 844 and Operators of Banker-to-Banker lottery is a clear violation of Article 24, Article 36 and Article 37of the 1992 Constitution of Ghana.”
Before Razak Kojo OPOKU was employed at NLA, he made a strong case for the legalization of Banker to Banker operators.
So what has changed now?