Liberian Lottery Boss Gets Promotion


The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Liberian National Lotteries Corporation, Martin S. Kollie, has been elected to serve on the auditor post on African lottery.
Mr. Kollie’s appointment was announced recently at the just ended 16th Ordinary Session of the Association Des Loteries D’ Afrique.
The Ordinary session was held in Dakar, Senegal under the theme: “A Congress Focused on Security and Social Corporate Responsibility within the Realm of African Lotteries.”
According to a statement from the LNLC, the new leadership of the association would steer the affairs of the association for the next two years.
Discussions highlighted at the meeting were: the pursuit of operational excellence engaging in the way of qualifications to international norms and standards, and strengthening its position vis-à-vis other associations and international partners.
Addressing members of the 16th Ordinary Session of the Association, Mr. Kollie said Liberia’s participation at the Congress means well for the government-owned lottery institution and would provide opportunities for it members in areas of technical and professional assistance.
Since the inception of the Association Des Loteries D’ Afrique in 1981, this is the first time for Liberia to take part in such a program.
 “Our participation at the regional lottery governing is the first since Liberian National Lotteries was founded in 1993 and the African Lottery Association in 1981. We are optimistic that in the near future, Liberia will not only participate, but will also host the Association Des Loteries D’ Afrique Congress and play a major role in the decision making processes of the African Lotteries Association,” Mr. Kollie asserted.
The CEO of Liberia National Lottery Corporation also renewed his call for the amendment of the 1993 Act that created the LNL, adding that the institution needed to have full jurisdiction over all gaming entities within the country.
 Mr. Kollie told member of the association that they needed to achieve statutory mandates through the means of helping people with disabilities and contributing to national development.
The Association also elected other senior officials who will steer the affairs of the organization for the next two (2) years.
They include: Mr. Amadou Kane Sambas, Director-General of Loteries Nationale Senegalaise; Mr. Younes El Mechrafi, Director-General of Moroccan Games and Sports; Vice-Presidents, Zone1: East Africa, Director Genearl of National Lottery of Kenya; Zone 2: Central Africa, Jean Marie Emungu, Director General of Sonal I; and Zone 3: West Africa, Mrs. Talata Rahmatou.


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