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NLA, VAG to settle case out of court

Accra, March 31, GNA - The National Lottery Authority (NLA) and the Veterans Administration of Ghana (VAG) have agreed to an out of court settlement over the issuance of licenses to private lotto operators.

This was after the Accra Circuit Court has delivered judgement in favour of the NLA to refrain VAG from issuing licenses to private lotto operators.

Initially, the NLA had filed an application at an Accra Circuit Court seeking an interim injunction to restrain VAG from going ahead to issue licenses to private lotto operators.

However, after judgement was given in favour of the NLA, the parties agreed for cordial settlement.

According to the plaintiff, the National Lotto Act 2006 provided for the establishment of the NLA to regulate, supervise, conduct and manage national lotto and related matters.

In their relief, the authority, prayed the court for an order of interim injunction restraining VAG and its assigns or agents from promoting, sponsoring, launching and advertising any lotto or lottery or engaging in any lotto or lottery.

It also want an order restraining VAG and its assigns or agents from associating with or supervising any lotto draws and a further order restraining the respondent or its agent and assigns from issuing any permits or licenses for lotto or lottery under the Veterans Administration Ghana Act, 2012, Act 844 until final determination of the matter.

The NLA noted that under Act 844, the power given to VAG to hold lotteries is subject to Act 722 and therefore should not be allowed to issue licenses to others.

The application for interim injunction brought on the strength of Order 25 and inherent jurisdiction of the court, permits a party to a cause or matter to apply for the grant of an injunction before the trial of a matter.

GNA

Source: GNA Story (http://www.ghananewsagency.org/human-interest/nla-vag-to-settle-case-out-of-court-72894)
Published: 2014-03-31 15:21:17
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