Zambia edges nearer to creating one gaming and lotteries regulator

The Zambian Governing administration is in the method of establishing one particular regulator for the country’s gaming and lotteries sector, with North-Western Province Long lasting Secretary Willies Mangimela expressing his concern at the recent “fragmented” legislation.

Talking at the official opening of a public consultative meeting in Solwezi, Mangimela announced that an inter-ministerial complex committee experienced been proven in a bid to harmonise the present-day regulations, and to establish a person regulator.

The committee has by now drafted the policy and implementation framework, with the new regulation set to regulate equally bodily and on the web gaming and lotteries in the nation. The existing framework is reportedly rapidly-rising, but is also becoming abused.

Stakeholders including Council of Elders provincial secretary Kenneth Kapata, and Zambia Law enforcement Services Divisional Lawful Officer Allan Mbahwe, have requested to see the information of the existing legislation in purchase for them to submit useful articles.

“As you may possibly be conscious the governing administration has observed with worry that the latest legislations for the gaming and lotteries sector in the country are fragmented, ensuing in loss of income to the governing administration,” reported Mangimela.

“It is my hope that this procedure will culminate into responsive legislation that will help the Ministry of Finance to harmonize and set up a regulator of gaming and lotteries in Zambia.”