Harian · June 3, 2021

Zambia edges closer to setting up a single gaming and lotteries regulator

The Zambian Federal government is in the procedure of setting up 1 regulator for the country’s gaming and lotteries market, with North-Western Province Lasting Secretary Willies Mangimela expressing his concern at the existing “fragmented” laws.

Talking at the formal opening of a community consultative meeting in Solwezi, Mangimela introduced that an inter-ministerial complex committee experienced been founded in a bid to harmonise the current restrictions, and to build a person regulator.

The committee has presently drafted the coverage and implementation framework, with the new legislation established to control the two actual physical and on-line gaming and lotteries in the place. The recent framework is reportedly quick-growing, but is also remaining abused.

Stakeholders which includes Council of Elders provincial secretary Kenneth Kapata, and Zambia Police Service Divisional Authorized Officer Allan Mbahwe, have asked for to see the aspects of the present laws in get for them to submit beneficial information.

“As you may well be conscious the govt has mentioned with issue that the latest legislations for the gaming and lotteries sector in the region are fragmented, resulting in reduction of income to the federal government,” explained Mangimela.

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