Tan­za­ni­ans urged to un­der­stand new lottery rules be­fore par­tic­i­pat­ing

The African - - NEWS - BY HARRIETH MANDARI

Tan­za­ni­ans should en­sure they read and un­der­stand the reg­u­la­tions and pro­ce­dures of lot­ter­ies or any kind of game of chance be­fore par­tic­i­pat­ing in or­der to avoid un­nec­es­sary breach of the rules.

This cau­tion was given in Dar es Salaam last week by the Direc­tor Gen­eral of Gam­ing Board of Tan­za­nia (GBT), Tarimba Ab­bas when elab­o­rat­ing on the Na­tional lottery which is to be launched next week.

The win­ner will be awarded cash at point of sales while those who win a more than sh200 mil­lion prize will be awarded at Na­tional Lottery of­fices. Tick­ets which are to be sold at 500/- will of­fi­cially go on sale coun­try­wide im­me­di­ately after the launch­ing of the game. The Tan­za­nia Gam­ing Board of Tan­za­nia (GBT) in part­ner­ship with the South Africa Gi­dani In­ter­na­tional, through its Tan­za­nia reg­is­tered li­censed op­er­at­ing sub­sidiary, Murhan­dizwa Lim­ited, have been li­censed to op­er­ate the game in the coun­try.

Tarimba said the GBT em­pha­size on moder­nity which will op­er­ate in a more morn tech­nol­ogy mode which makes it dif­fer­ent from other lottery games in South­ern Sa­hara whereby the kind of lottery is found only in South Africa and Tan­za­nia.

About 80bn/- has been set aside for the lottery whereby 100 tonns of lottery equip­ment are to be in­stalled to en­sure the game goes fairly and ac­cu­rately. Also about 20,000 points of sales (POS) have been set all over the coun­try.

“Even when it comes to mon­i­tor­ing the whole lottery game we have ar­ranged our sys­tem in a mod­ern way which we are sure will op­er­ate ac­cu­rately and make sure all the rights of sides, a cus­tomer and the busi­ness op­er­a­tor are well

main­tained,“he said.

Tarimba called upon Tan­za­ni­ans to take on the op­por­tu­nity by par­tic­i­pat­ing in the lottery which he as­sured will be ex­e­cuted in ac­cor­dance with world-class stan­dards and see peo­ple win cash prizes ev­ery other week.

On his part, the Chair­man of Gi­dani Group and Gi­dani In­ter­na­tional, the hold­ing com­pany of Murhan­dizwa Ltd, Pro­fes­sor Bon­gani Khu­malo told The African that par­tic­i­pat­ing in the lottery is ben­e­fi­cial not only to sub­scribers but also the na­tion as after play­ing a cus­tomer con­trib­utes di­rectly to econ­omy of Tan­za­nia. He said Murhan­dizwa Ltd which was granted li­cense by the gov­ern­ment last year ex­pects to pro­duce over 1,000 indi­rect jobs to Tan­za­ni­ans while cur­rently em­ploy­ing 40 staff mem­bers that ex­pect to grow to 120.

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