Settlement reached on Vodafone Ghana
Nana Appiah Acquaye, Accra, Ghana
Vodafone Ghana and the country’s National Lottery Authority have reached a settlement over the mobile operator’s More Money promotion.
The Lottery Authority took Vodafone Ghana to the Accra Fast Track High Court over the mobile operator’s competition this month, saying it contravened the country’s regulations on games of chance.
It also challenged the authority of the Gaming Commission, second defendant, Peter Yeboah , Deputy Director, third defendant and Kofi Ahinkorah, Chief Manager, fourth defendant all of the commission in issuing Vodafone the license.
It said the process of charging entry registration fee and GH.C 50p paid each SMS text sent to the short code 777 purported as consumer promotion represented a consideration or payment required as a pre-condition to participate and win a reward.
Vodafone’s Corporate Communication Manager, Carmen Bruce Annan, disclosed to Biztechafrica that an out of court settlement had been reached with the National Lottery Authority.
She said lawyers of both parties Festus Kayi and David Kojo Graham told an Accra Fast Track High Court that their clients had agreed to initiate a settlement as an option.