The Lotteries Act provides for the licensing of a National Lottery. The National Lotteries Board (NLB) under its powers in the Act invites applications from bodies corporate for a license under Section 21 of the Act to run the National Lottery. Interested parties are advised to apply in writing for a Request for Proposal (RFP). The RFP shall be issued upon payment of a prescribed fee of K 50, 000 ($69) or its equivalent at the time of application. The RFP contains the criteria for evaluating applications for the National Lottery, the information the applicants are expected to provide and the timetable for considering the applications.
QUALIFICATIONS OF APPLICANTS
Applicants are expected to possess sufficient and appropriate knowledge and experience to operate and run a national lottery. They are expected to possess adequate financial and other material resources to conduct the National Lottery. The Board also expects the operator of the National Lottery to be fit and proper persons who are able to manage the lottery with due propriety and strictly in accordance with the laws, and are able to protect the interests of all the participants in the National Lottery. And, subject to these overriding duties, the operator of the National Lottery shall be expected to do the best to secure that the net proceeds of the National Lottery for expenditure on social programs are as great as possible.
TERM OF LICENCE
The National Lottery license will be issued for an initial period of five (5) years. The licence is renewable and will be issued as an exclusive license in Malawi. The Board shall impose conditions to provide reasonable control on the operator and conditions designed to promote efficiency and effectiveness.
The aforesaid RFP can be obtained from the offices of the NLB at Malawi Gaming Board offices on Independence Drive in Namiwawa , Blantyre , Malawi or upon a cash payment of K 50, 000 (Fifty Thousand Kwacha) or a Bank transfer to the NLB’s account with the following details -
Bank: National Bank of Malawi
Branch: Victoria Avenue
Account Name: National Lotteries Board
Account Number: 816051
Swift Code: NBMAMWMW002
The contact details for the National Lotteries Board are as follows -
Malawi Gaming Board Offices
National Lotteries Board
Independence Drive, Opposite Namiwawa Primary School
P O Box 3062 BLANTYRE, MALAWI
Tel: (265) 1 821 522
Fax: (265) 1 821 531