Malawi Gaming and Lottery Authority (Magla) has asked government to speed up the enactment of the Malawi Gamming and Lottery Bill which has stagnated for over five years.
Magla is a merger between the Malawi Gamming Board and the National Lotteries Board.
In an interview with the Malawi News Agency (Mana) this week, Magla chief executive officer Master Maliro said currently, all processes regarding the merger of the two organisations have been finalised.
He said: “We can say that, administratively, we have merged but there is need for legal documentation. This is why we need government to come in.”
Minister of Information, Tourism and Civic Education Jappie Mhango assured the authority that the ministry will look into the matter.
“Magla plays a crucial role in complementing government efforts in promoting tourism, besides various areas of development. As such, we will do everything possible to heed to the authority’s call,” he said.
Magla was established to ensure that the country has a dynamic, vibrant and well regulated gamming and lottery industry in order to contribute towards socio-economic development.