Press Release 2017
July 26th Distribution
16th Ordinary Session of the Association Des Loteries D’ Afrique Concludes, as Liberia Takes Executive Post
Monrovia, March 21, 2014: Liberia has been elected to the Executive Committee of the just ended 16th Ordinary Session of the Association Des Loteries D’ Afrique, held in Dakar, Senegal from March 10-13 2014.
The 16th Ordinary Session of the Association Des Loteries D’ Afrique ended with a new leadership and the Executive Committee to stir the affairs of the association for the next two (2) years: as Liberia and the Republic of Benin were elected to serve as Auditors for the regional lottery body.
The theme for this year’s Congress focused on Security and Social Corporate Responsibility within realm of Africa Lotteries. Key points included: the pursuit of operational excellence engaging in the way of qualifications to international norms and standards, as well as strengthening its position vis-à-vis other associations and international partners.
According to press release of the Liberia National Lotteries, the 16th Ordinary Congress of the Association Des Loteries D’ Afrique brought together several foreign delegations including the President of the World Lottery Association (WLA), Mr. Jean- Luc Moner -Banet, the President of Pari Mutuel Urbain (PMU) of France, Mr. Philippe Germond and other senior Lotteries partners from around the world.
Lotteries Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Martin S. Kollie said the participation of Liberia National Lotteries at the 16th Congress of the Association Des Loteries D’ Afrique means well for the Government owed Lottery institution and provide many opportunities for technical and professional assistances.
Mr. Kollie mentioned that this has been the first time Liberia has ever participated in the such an international lottery assembly since the inception of the Association Des Loteries D’ Afrique in 1981.
“Our participation at the regional lottery governing body seems to be the first, since Liberia National Lotteries was founded in 1993 and the African Lottery Association in 1981. We are optimistic that in the near future, Liberia will not only participate, but will also host the Association Des Loteries D’ Afrique Congress and will play a major role in the decision making processes of the African Lotteries Association,” Mr. Kollie asserted.
Mr. Kollie however renewed calls for the amendment of the 1993 Act that created the Liberia National Lotteries, in order for the institution to have full jurisdiction over all gaming entities within the Republic of Liberia and also to achieve her statutory mandates through the means of helping people with disability and contributing to national development.
Meanwhile, the Association also elected other senior officials who will stir the affairs of the organization for the next two (2) years. They include: Mr. Amadou Kane Sambas, Director-General, LoteriesNationaleSenegalaise, Mr. Younes El Mechrafi, Director-General, Moroccan Games and Sports, Vice-Presidents, Zone1: East Africa, Director Genearl, National Lottery of Kenya, Zone 2: Central Africa, Jean Marie Emungu, Director General of Sonal I, Zone 3: West Africa, Mrs. TalataRahmatou, Director General of LONANI, Zone 4: Tunisian Lottery Director General and Zone 5: South Africa, Professor BonganiKhumalo Aug, Director General of Gidani.
National Lotteries Corporation Identifies with Fire Victims
Monrovia, February 7, 2014: The National Lottery Authority of Liberia identified with disabled fire victims on Gurley Street, south beach; toured the scene of the tragedy and presented food and assorted items to the victims all of whom were disabled.
According to the Liberia National Lotteries press release, the fire gutted twenty bed rooms house and affected family members and their possessions.
In fulfillment of its statutory mandates, the Liberia National Lotteries donated 5 bags of rice, 3 gallons of oil, as well as other non-food items to the victims.
Making donation on behalf of the Liberia National Lotteries, Deputy Executive Officer for Operations, Madam Agnes Effiong expressed her deepest regret about the fire catastrophe and admonished the victims that all is not lost.
She said the presentation was LNLC’s gesture towards the implementation of her social corporate responsibility to disable and charity institutions in Liberia.
At the same time, representatives from the Group of 77, Mr. Henry Flampor and Mr. Isaac Kiba were present during the presentation.
Also, officials of the Liberia National Lotteries Corporation included: Deputy Executive Officer for Operations, Madam Agnes Effiong, Ms. Felecia Blay, Welfare Officer and Ms. Washina Saad, Public Relations Officer.
A Local Media Group Honors Lottery Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Martin S. Kollie: Calls Him the “Administrator of the Year 2013-2014”
Monrovia, February 28, 2014: A local media organization, Patriotic Consciousness Association of Liberia (PACA) on Tuesday, February 28, 2014, honored the Chief Executive Officer of the Liberia National Lotteries Corporation, Mr. Martin S. Kollie as the “Administrator of the Year 2013-2014 at his Du-port Road Office in Paynesville.
According to press release of the Liberia National Lotteries, the honor came as a resultof the CEO’s outstanding performances and leadership ability over the year; through vigorous vetting processes carried out by the organization PACA.
The National Executive Chairman of the Patriotic Consciousness of Liberia (PACA), Mr. Frederick Baye applauded the CEO for the level of transformation and countless reforms he has brought to the Liberia National Lotteries.
He said Mr. Kollie’s ability to revamp an institution that went into coma for four (4)years shows his passion and desire to move Liberia forward. The head of the pro-media group, Mr. Baye mentioned that the Liberia National Lotteries is undergoing transformation under the able leadership of Mr. Kollie.
“The Liberia National Lotteries is undergoing a reform under your administration, and your impact has been felt within the world of Lottery,” Mr. Baye asserted.
Mr. Martin Kollie’s administration, along with his Deputy for Operations, Madam Agnes Effoing has been able to achieve the following within a limited period of time: Accreditation to the World Lottery Association, membership to the Africa Lottery Association, Administrative Regulations of the Liberia National Lotteries Corporation, Personnel manual, Terms of Reference (TOR), National Lottery Communications Strategy, the ongoing building process of the LNLC’s website, National Lottery Directory, Internet facility, Internal reform, the ongoing reform process of the 1993 Act that created the National Lotteries among others.
For his part, Lottery Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Martin S. Kollie, however thanked God forthe strengthgiven him in performing his national duties and commended the PACA for their recognition and also expressed gratitude that Liberians are observing his work at the LNLC.
He said being the “Administrator of the Year 2013-2014” came as a result of the collective efforts of his Deputy, Madam Agnes Effoing and the entire staff of the Liberia National Lotteries Corporation.
Mr. Kollie further mentioned that this award will not serve as the consummation for his strive for excellence, but as a motivational tool in refining the Lottery industry of Liberia; as well as helping the people with disability and the practice of more ethical lottery standards.
Lottery Boss: Mr. Martin S.Kollie Leaves for Bamako, the Republic of Mali to Attend this Year’sExecutive Committee Meeting of the African Lottery Association
Monrovia, November 20, 2013: The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Liberia National Lotteries Corporation, Mr. Martin S. Kollie left the country to attend this year’s Executive Committee Meeting of the African Lottery Association (ALA) scheduled to be held from November 21st -23rd, 2013 in Bamako, the Republic of Mali.
According to press release of the Liberia National Lotteries, the CEO will hold meetings with the Malian Minister of Finance on Thursday, the 21st of November,PariMutuelUrbain (PMU) of France,and the African 2014 Horse Racing Price Officials.While on Friday November 22nd,an Executive Committee of the African Lottery will be convened. Also the Chief Executive Officer of the Liberia National Lotteries will attend a meeting for the preparation of the African Lottery Association (ALA) 2014 Congress in Dakar, Senegal and the African Lottery Association (ALA) 2014 activity program.
The participation of Mr.Kollie at the Regional Lottery Association will help strengthen bilateral ties, core-existence and new trends for lottery developments, as a means of transforming the lotteries industry of Liberia, as well as to ensure that Liberia National Lotteries is in line with best international Lottery practices.
The African Lottery Association was established in 1981, in order to meet regularly as a means of providing training, and to exchange information and experience. There are currently about Twenty-five countries that hold membership, with fifteen of these participating on a regular basis including Liberia.