In March this year, the Africa Lottery Association (ALA) held its first meeting in Abidjan, West Africa

The meeting saw the committee taking stock of everything that has been achieved over the past two years. Mr. Dramane Coulibaly was elected Director-General of the committee two years ago. His business-building actions and decisions were a strong talking point on the agenda. 

Mr. Coulibaly also announced that preparations were underway for the committee’s involvement in the African Grand Prix in Marrakech, Morocco, in May. This Grand Prix is exciting for everyone, from fans to economists and sports betting enthusiasts.

The Attendance List

Several senior members of the ALA were in attendance in Abidjan for the important meeting. 

They included the President of the organization, the official advisor to the Director-General of the National Lottery of Burkina Faso, Mr. Seraphin Kiema, Secretary-General of the ASA, Mr. Younes El MECHRAFI, Director General of Moroccan Games and Sports, Mr. Driss Hamdoune, and special adviser to Mr. Hamdoune, Mr. Fassery Doumbia. 

The meeting revolved around the preparations for the African Grand Prix. However, several significant issues related to the operations of the Pan-African Association were discussed too. 

Points on the agenda included membership dues and the co-option of the committee’s four vice presidents. 

VPs Carry Enormous Weight

The four vice presidents of the association play an important role. They assist the president of the ALA in his work globally. 

Those VPs in attendance at the meeting included Fassery Doumbia, GM of the PMU Mali, Guy Roger Moigni, MD of the Congolese Management and Lottery (COGELO), Angoh Abdelkarim, Managing Director of the National Lottery of Nigeria (LONANI), and Patindeba Naza, GM of the Burkina Faso National Lottery (LONAB).

LONACI to Help Build School

The National Lottery of Côte d’Ivoire (National Lottery of Ivory Coast, or LONACI), recently inked an important partnership deal with the Magic System Group. They also signed a deal with local artist Traore Salif, also known as A’Salfo.

The agreement consists of two parts. The first is the construction of a primary school in the village of Kouadio-Kouma (Tanda). Children living in this village live at least 3km from the closest school. 

According to A’Salfo, the project will change the lives of thousands of children for many more generations to come.  

The second part of the agreement focused on the financial aid provided by LONACI to Ivory Coast music production company, Gaou Production. 

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