NLA storms 2023 Odwira festival with new machines

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Hundreds of residents in the Akropong community and its environs as well as revelers of the 2023 Odwira festival and are, expected to throng the forecourt of Okuapehene’s Palace, to witness National Lottery Authority’s (NLA) biggest daily draw, the National Weekly Lotto, on Saturday, September 30, 2023, at 7:15 PM.

The Director-General of NLA, Samuel Awuku and his Management team made this known on Thursday, September 28, 2023, when he officially informed the Okuapehene, Oseadeeyo Kwasi Akuffo III of NLA’s Akuapem Odwira Community Draw.

“This is the first time NLA is holding a Community Draw in Akropong in its 61 years of existence. NLA’s new Draw machines, christened money-making machines that draw the golden eggs, is also making its first stop in Akropong since its launch on August 1, 2023,” Mr. Awuku said.

Odwira NLA Awuku The Okuapehene’s Palace went agog over the announcement by Mr. Awuku in anticipation of witnessing a live Draw in the Akropong community.

NLA’s ultra-modern new Draw machines would be crane-lifted from the renowned Brennan Hall, where the Authority’s Draws are held, for Akropong at dawn on Saturday and heavily guarded by a combined security personnel of military and police.

Patrons and the general public will also have an exciting opportunity to witness the draw presented by ace Actor Akrobeto, Comedian Kalybos, actress Jessica Williams and the Authority’s presenters, Beryl Adom.

According to the Director-General, Mr. Samuel Awuku, as part of efforts to dispel the myth about its Games and Draws, NLA introduced the Community Draws.

The objective is also to educate people on the transparency and integrity of the draw, especially to dismiss the activities of fraudsters who purport to give out leaked winning numbers on WhatsApp and Facebook.

“Many people believe the falsehood peddled by some unscrupulous persons that NLA’s draws are manipulated because they have not witnessed one. Holding Community Draws, therefore, allows NLA to bring the Draw closer to the people, to help them appreciate the process from start to finish”.

Mr. Awuku said Community Draws are held in partnership with the chiefs and Traditional Councils to fulfil the Arts and Culture Pillar under the NLA’s Good Causes Foundation.

NLA has so far held Community Draws in Obomeng-Kwahu during the Easter festivities, in Cape Coast during the Fetu Afahye, in Anlo during the Hogbetsotso Za, at the West Hills Mall in partnership with the Ghana Trade Fair Company Limited and in Nsawam Adoagyiri.

NLA is expecting a good show on Saturday, 30th September 2023, at 7:15 P.M. at the forecourt of the Okuapehene’s Palace for the live draw of the National Weekly Lotto. Revelers are being urged to play their games ahead of the day to win big.

The draw will also be telecast live on United Television.


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