The recently concluded African Lottery Authority Conference, held in Accra, Ghana from the 7th to the 10th of December 2022, was sponsored by The KGL Group, a fully owned Ghanaian group of companies with interests in technology innovation, Fin-tech, Logistics, property development, gaming, and commerce.
Alex Dadey, Executive Chairman of the KGL Group and Board Chairman of the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre, spoke at the conference on the topic of “Responsible Gaming” and emphasized the need of successful collaboration among partner African nations as a vital driver of growth.
He stated, “Ladies and Gentlemen, effective collaboration among partner members of ALA will help enhance idea sharing in all aspects of pour lottery operations. This will prove beneficial, not only in implementing responsible gaming practices, but in achieving our collective developmental goals as African nations”.
He used the Growth trajectory of the KGL Group as a clear example of what can be achieved with effective collaboration between Public and Private sector organizations.
He stated, “Ladies and Gentlemen, permit me to use the growth trajectory of the KGL Group in the digitalization of the lottery sector as evidence of the significant progress the NLA has made. KGL Group, through its subsidiary, KGL technology limited is currently the largest partner to the National Lottery Authority, having played a significant role in turning around the fortunes of the Authority through digitalization”.
“At no cost to the authority, and government, KGL Group financed and built the only world Class ISO certified platform infrastructure and technology in use today, and through some of the most innovative marketing campaigns ever seen on our shores. KGL Group is now one of the largest contributors to the common fund and one of the largest taxpayers, all significant contributions to the Ghanaian economy. Most important of all, our collaboration has managed to change the negative perception of lottery in this part of the world, and has even brought into focus new players, women, and the Youth, who hitherto had never played lottery before”.
He again highlighted the importance of giving back to the communities and nations KGL operates in through the KGL Foundation as vital to the growth trajectory of the KGL Group of companies. “Corporate responsibility is a bedrock of the KGL Group’s operations. The KGL Foundation reflects the commitment of the Group to providing sustainable social intervention programmes in the fields of health and sports, entrepreneurship and Youth Empowerment, culture and arts in Ghana. Indeed, the foundation’s aim is to make a lasting difference, bring hope, joy and most importantly, leave everything we touch better than it used to be”.
The KGL foundation’s involvement in Ghanaian society is well known.
The foundation, under the direction of CEO Elliot Dadey, has played a key role in bringing about the necessary transformation in their areas of activity.
With the Kokrokoo foundation, they have collaborated in the healthcare industry to supply incubators for hospitals in remote places.
The foundation and the Rebecca Akuffo-Addo foundation are working together once more to build a 54-bed dormitory at the Korle Bu Teaching hospital for children receiving cancer treatment and their parents or guardians.
Significant funds have also been allocated to Juvenile sports in support of youth football, and organizations like Achievers and DUNK, all youth-based initiatives have all benefited from the foundations support. In the field of education, over 50 educational scholarships have been awarded to bright but needy students across the country.
The KGL Foundation’s unrelenting pursuit of enduring effect has benefited the renovation of the A.A. Dadey memorial hall at Okuapeman Senior High School as well as the Skill Up Bootcamp at the University of Ghana.
After successfully digitalizing the lottery in Ghana, KGL Technology Limited has subsequently expanded its operations into the Nigerian and Ivory Coast markets, with the aim of digitalizing the lottery throughout the African continent.
The KGL Group of Companies will have a prosperous future, according to Mr. Alex Dadey, who praised the Director Generals of Nigeria and Ivory Coast, Mr. Lanre Gbajabiamila and Mr. Dramane Coulibaly, for being kind guests.
Mr. Sammy Awuku commended the KGL Group for being kind hosts at the farewell dinner it threw for the ALA membership.
He praised the relationship as a “game changer” between KGL Group and the National Lottery Authority and expected big things for both organizations as they grow their networks across Africa.