Mr. Speaker, I want to reiterate, we have to think through this issue again. If you look at the Long Title, “An Act to provide for the operation of National Lotto”; it is not an Act to establish national lotto. National lotto is in place; we have it already, it is established. We want to review the operations of the national lotteries and that is the import of this Bill - to review the operations. And in that review, we want a sort of an authority or board to be part of the review, the management and operations of national lotteries. If that is the intention of the Bill, it will not be right for us to be talking about establishing national lotto again. And that is why we need to look at it.
The intention, initially, was not the creation of an Authority, but once the Committee together with the stakeholders deliberated and thought that there was the need to revolutionalise the whole thing, as stated in the Committee's Report, because they said in paragraph 5.8 of the Report and Mr. Speaker, with your permission I beg to quote:
“After extensive and intensive work, spread over three months, the Committee is of the view that instead of a National Lotto Service”-
because to establish a National Lotto, you are talking about establishing the Service -
“ . . . to solely operate lotto in the country, there should be a National Lotto Authority.”
Now, the intention is to get a body in place and then give the operation of this service to that body and this body will now regulate, produce and give the marketing to the agencies. Because it is a management or administrative problem. If we do not structure it well, over there, implementation will create a lot of problems.
Mr. Speaker, so please, the hon. Chairman will have to lead the House properly so that we get the concepts clear in our minds because it will affect the rendition of almost all the clauses that follow after that. So Mr. Speaker, if they cannot, then we may have to, once again, call for further discussion of this matter.