Growing lotto business, prudent management of resources is our goal – NLA Board tells staff

The Board Chairman of the National Lottery Authority, Torgbui Nyonyo has reiterated the commitment of his 7-member Board to ensure sustainable growth in the lotto business through the practice of good corporate governance. He emphasized that attaining departmental and individual set targets, prudent management of resources and, most importantly, staff motivation are contributory factors to achieving these. The Chairman, who is also a member of the Council of State, was addressing a staff durbar on October 12, 2017,  where members of the board were introduced to the staff by the Director-General of NLA, Kofi Osei-Ameyaw. Other members of the Board are  Mr. Philip Aning, Mrs. Adelaide Anno-Kumi, Mr. Henry Yentumi, Mrs. Helen Awo Ziwu, MrKofi Osei-Ameyaw and Ms. Joana Frances Adda. The Chairman announced that the Director-General has forwarded to the Board, outstanding operational, administrative and welfare-related issues that needed urgent attention. However, to enable the board take the appropriate decisions, there was the need for the 3-month old Board to have some orientation on the institutional background.  Hence, it has been going through files to be abreast with issues. Torgbui Nyonyo pointed out that from the records, staff did not meet their 2016 set targets, a critical determinant for the payment of bonus. “Administratively, staff do not qualify to earn bonus, however, considering the fact that there was a success in operational excellence notably, an increase in revenue despite the challenging economic environment and unstable electricity supplies amongst others that affected businesses, the Board will approve and payment of 2016 bonus to staff will be done by end of October.” He was, however, quick to caution the staff that the 2017 bonus will be paid only upon achievement of set targets. A good working relationship and commitment to work is a powerful ingredient to corporate successes. The Chairman, therefore encouraged management to get closer to staff through informal social activities.  He assured staff that the Board will interact with their counterparts in the other regions.

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Reforms The Chairman hinted that the Board will introduce reforms in the operations of the lotto business with a view to protecting the public purse, expanding the markets and also pursue the President’s vision of creating employment and mobilization of lottery funds for national development. He therefore appealed that all hands must be on deck. According to some elated staff, this is the second time a Board has been introduced to staff.  The first was in 2006 during the Kufuor-led government and they see this act as a sign of respect to staff. Source: | Ghana]]>