Court stops Tigo promo

MOBILE

|
Image: By Nana Appiah Acquaye
Court stops Tigo promo

By Nana Appiah-Acquaye, Accra, Ghana

An Accra Fast Track High Court has restrained the management of Millicom Ghana Limited (MGL), operators of Tigo, from promoting, sponsoring, and advertising the on-going promotion known as Tigo House Promotion.

This was after the court had granted part of a National Lotto Authority (NLA) application before it.

NLA had gone to court to seek a declaration that MGL’ s conduct in launching the Tigo House Promotion in March this year constituted breach of terms of settlement filed before the court on February 4 this year.  It was also seeking a declaration that the MGL Tigo House Promotion was not a promotional campaign but in fact, and in law, a lottery, which is prohibited by Section 4 of the National Lotto Act 722.

The court, in granting part of the NLA application, ordered the NLA to give an undertaking to pay any damage to be assessed by the court to the defendant should NLA's action fail at the end of the trial.

The undertaking shall be filed within one week from today, May 17, 2011, the court said. The court was presided over by Mr. Justice Dennis D. Adjei, an Appeal Court Judge.

On March 31, this year, the court granted an interim injunction for 10 days following expiration of interim injunction and NLA repeated the application for injunction on April 6, this year, praying for order to restrain MGL from further conducting and supervising any draw for the House Promotion.

In addition, NLA prayed the court to prevent MGL from engaging in a conduction or behavior that would lead or constitute breach of terms and provision of consent judgment dated on February 17, 2011.

On November 8, 2010, MGL launched the lottery and game of chance by name Tigo Xmas bonanza, and the NLA, having found out dragged them to court but the impasse was settled later. According to NLA, MGL had breached the terms, which was adopted by the court as a consent judgment.

MGL, on the other hand, stated that the promotion was neither a lottery nor in bad faith and therefore the case should be dismissed. It challenged the capacity of NLA for instituting the action and according to MGL, it was the Attorney General who has been empowered by Article 88(4) of the 1992 Constitution to prosecute offences in the name of the State.



Share the News

Get Daily Newsletter

Search News

comments powered by Disqus

MORE MOBILE NEWS

African mobile subscriber numbers pass half a billion

More than half a billion people across Africa are now subscribed to mobile services as the continent continues to migrate rapidly to mobile broadband networks, reveals a new GSMA study.  Read More

Vodacom Tanzania deploys PeerApp content-delivery solution

PeerApp, the leading provider of local content-delivery solutions for mobile, telco and cable operators, has announced the sale of its UltraBand content-caching solution to Vodacom Tanzania, the largest wireless telecommunications network, by subscribers, in Tanzania. Vodacom  Read More

Etisalat complies with NCC directive on Do-Not-Disturb code

Etisalat Nigeria has introduced the ‘Do-not-Disturb’ (DND) facility that enables customers on its network to opt-out completely or partially from receiving unsolicited marketing text messages and calls. Read More

MTN Rwanda launches Damarara promo

MTN Rwanda has announced the launch of its customer loyalty promotion dubbed ‘Damarara’, which is designed to reward MTN customers based on the usage of MTN products and services.  Read More

Tigo appoints Director for Tigo Business

Telecom brand of the year Tigo has appointed Stephen Essien as the new director for its enterprise unit, Tigo Business. Read More

Apollo Hospitals and Airtel bring expert healthcare to Africa

Apollo Hospitals, the largest healthcare group from India, and Airtel Africa, a leading telecom operator with operations in 16 countries in Africa, signed an MoU to enhance healthcare cooperation across Africa.  Read More

Telkom Kenya launches new entry-level smartphone

Telkom Kenya has expanded its phone portfolio with the launch of the new Kaduda Smart into the market. Read More

MTN Cameroon suspends non-compliant numbers

MTN Cameroon has suspended unidentified subscriber numbers to fully comply with Decree  2015/3759 of 03 September 2015. Read More

MTN Ghana present prizes to 20TH Anniversary Promo Winners

MTN Ghana has presented the first batch of prizes to winners of its 20th Anniversary promotion in Accra.  Read More

MTN announces group management changes

MTN has announced new changes to its group management structure, following changes announced last month. Read More

PRESS OFFICES

Sage EnterpriseSAP AfricaTrust PayVMWareSamsung ElectronicsMitsumi DistributionPhoenix DistributionMTN BusinessSchneider ElectricMultichoiceMicrosoft 4AfrikaNetworks UnlimitedArbor NetworksEricssonTigo Ghana

FEATURED STORY

First-ever Africa Barclays Accelerator programme concludesFirst-ever Africa Barclays Accelerator programme concludes

Ten fintech companies have concluded the first-ever Barclays Accelerator, powered by Techstars in Africa.

 

IN DEPTH

Ethical Hacking students can’t get a heck of a jobEthical Hacking students can’t get a heck of a job

Botswana ethical hacking students report that they are failing to break into the local job market. 

COMPANY NEWS

The Tech Revolution: Sage Sets out the Vision for African Businesses

Sage, a market leader in cloud accounting software used its global Sage Summit 2016, held this week in Chicago, to outline its strong commitment to future technologies, ...