WINDHOEK: The Ministry of Environment and Tourism’s countrywide consultations on the revised Lotteries’ Act, Act No 15 of 2002 ends in the capital tomorrow, and members of the public have been urged to attend.
The last in a series of consultations on gambling, lotteries and the sale of tickets for sports and other activities under the Lotteries’ Act takes place at the Safari Court Hotel and Conference Centre tomorrow.
The Director of Tourism and Gaming in that Ministry, Sem Shikongo told Nampa today that it is essential that the public, churches, charities, non-governmental organisations (NGO) and schools attend these consultations and make contributions.
He said the law covers all types of lotteries, scratch cards, short messaging services (SMSes), lottos, private lotteries and national lotteries.
‘Many people may not be aware of the importance of this Bill and its relevance to society, as the profits to be generated by this law are to go for social welfare in the interests of society,’ Shikongo explained.
The Bill makes provision for the establishment of a Lotteries’ Board to monitor, regulate and control lotteries that are incidental to exempt entertainment, private lotteries, benevolent lotteries as well as any sports pools and promotional competitions as contemplated in the draft Bill.