Peter Mireku is the Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Gaming Commission. He has called off suggestions to ban sports betting. He says that regulations in the country make it difficult to ban it. This response follows the National Democratic Congress’s (NDC) call for a ban. The NDC believes that sports betting is destroying the country’s youth. The Congress wants it to be restricted.
Dr Cassiel Ato Forson, an MP for the NDC, expressed his disappointment in the government for not banning betting.
Mr Mireku claims that the gaming community generates millions in revenue. This money goes to the government and is used for development. He added that he does agree that more regulations must be added. Not only will this protect stakeholders, but it will also generate more revenue.
Looking To The Future of Gambling
The CEO shared some innovations and stated that the Commission is on a mission. It wants to hook better companies onto a single platform. The aim of this is to track their activities and ensure they regard regulations.
He shared his views on the subject during an interview. Hosted by Samuel Eshun on the Happy Morning Show, it aired on e.TV Ghana and Happy98.9FM.
In its 2021 Budget presentation, the government estimated a revenue loss of over GHS 300 million. This is due to leakages in the gaming industry.