Ghana sets new legislation

Ghana gaming

Credits: ghananewsageny.org

Ghana authorities revealed the intentions of approving a new gaming legislation for the national industry.

Ghana.- The government of Ghana confirmed to the press that they are working on setting an updated gaming legislation in order to further control the industry. The new regulation would be a modern framework to upgrade the current measures and adapt the law to the newest gaming modalities.

“We should aim at building a sound consumer protection policy,” commented Ghana’s deputy minister for the interior, Henry Quartey. “One area of concern was the under-age gambling that had resulted in a negative perception about the industry,” added the official.

The idea of the government is to establish “an enjoyable leisure activity devoid of societal menace and criminality,” as Quartey said. Furthermore, he commented: “We should put our hands to the wheels to ensure that we discourage or institute measures that will help keep our young ones safe from engaging in activities not meant for them, while the industry thrives.”

Meanwhile, the country’s MP Rev. John Ntim Fordjour is allegedly promoting the creation of a gaming law to stop the expansion of gambling in the African nation. The Assin South Constituency member believes that the Gaming Act 2006 is not enough to control the operations in Ghana.