Award-winning film producer, Peter Sedufia has described Ghanaian celebrities who are currently promoting the National Lottery Authority [NLA] and their activities online as ‘fearos’ in a new post he shared online.
According to him, it does not make any sense that these celebrities will allow themselves to be used to promote the NLA when the Gaming Commission has strictly banned them from promoting anything that has to do with betting when in actual sense there appears to be some connection between betting and lottery.
The director of the popular ‘Aloe Vera’ movie also chastised the Gaming Commission for banning celebrities from promoting anything betting when that could have given them some money just because they cannot stand the competition of such companies.
He further charged the gaming commission and the NLA to improve on the quality of services they offer and desist from the act of trying to foil the attempt of private companies at progress just because they are afraid of companies.
Peter Sedufia also asked the celebrities to speak up against these directives or go to court to seek proper redress.
Read his full post below
‘I think a lot of our folks we call celebrities are fearo. A certain Gaming Commission has placed a BAN on you – “celebrities” endorsing Betting companies. An endorsement deal rightfully earned for a livelihood has been quashed by a commission that did not propose alternative source of income for you.Y et, same celebrities are lined up on national television to be announcing Lotto numbers from the National Lotteries Authority. That one de3, it’s not betting erh? Why adopt policies to destroy private businesses because you fear, and cannot live up to competition? You want to run a monopoly in a competitive space, instead of improving on your quality of services. And the people it affects are quiet, and cannot voice out against this directive or seek redress in court…’