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[ 2017-03-18 ]

Ntim Fordjour is leading a crusade against people who have established unlicensed gambling business

MP worried about proliferation of unlicensed gambling
A reverend minister-cum-Member of Parliament for
Assin South , Ntim Fordjour, is leading a crusade
against people who have taken advantage of the
loopholes in the system to establish unlicensed
gambling in the country.

He observed that the Gaming Act of 2005 [Act 721]
needs some strengthening in a form of amendment to
check the proliferation of unlicensed gambling
spots across the country Making a statement in
Parliament Mr Fordjour said though Ghana between
2011 and 2014 got GHC7 million in revenue through
gaming licencing, the damage and negative impact
it has on society cannot be quantified in monetary
terms .

He said research has proved that 65 per cent of
gamblers later depends on other people like
friends for survival , adding gambling has
tendencies of causing clinical psychological
disorder known pathological gambling syndrome.

That syndrome, he said, is a behavioral disorder
which is difficult to bring under control, saying
“It leads to addiction, depression and in some
cases suicide. According to the MP, it gambling
also promotes other social vices, divorce,
financial crisis and crime such as theft and

Mr Fordjour has thus called on the Ministry of the
Interior, the Gaming Commission, MMDCES and other
stakeholders to help from a regulatory task force
to check the menace.

Former Deputy Minister of the Interior, James
Agalga agreed with Mr Fordjour on the issue of
proliferation of unlicensed gambling, adding under
his tenure, the Ministry did its best to curb the

He, however, admitted gaming has been one source
of revenue generation by the government

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