Mmegi Online :: CA, Gambling Authority partner to enforce compliance
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Tuesday 21 February 2017, 15:35 pm.
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CA, Gambling Authority partner to enforce compliance

Gambling Authority has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Competition Authority (CA) to ensure that enterprises regulated under the Gambling Act are compliant with both the gambling and competition laws.
By Pauline Dikuelo Thu 26 Jan 2017, 15:11 pm (GMT +2)
Mmegi Online :: CA, Gambling Authority partner to enforce compliance








A Joint Working Committee made up of representatives from both parties shall be established and function on an on-going basis.

Gambling Authority’s chief executive officer, Thuli Johnson said the Committee is expected to manage and facilitate cooperation as well as identify priority areas of collaboration and review progress regarding the implementation of the MOU.

“The MOU is expected to provide each other with useful information on any investigation when requested by the other party,” he said.

“We will also assist each other with investigation, research and analysis of cases that one party may be engaged in.”

Johnson added that there would be joint training sessions for officers dealing directly with matters pertinent to this MoU and would be expected to consult each other on a regular basis on matters of mutual interest.

They also need to seek clarification from each other on any media reports that may be related to matters connected with or incidental to the MoU as well as avail

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to each other non-confidential parts of an investigation and results thereof.

“They would appear in Court or other judicial and quasi-judicial bodies as expert witness or to provide evidence in relation to their specific competency, or jointly prosecute an offence of mutual,” he said.

The Gambling Authority was established under Section 3 of the Gambling Act of 2012 with the responsibility to regulate and control the development of gambling establishments in Botswana.

For her part, CA’s Acting chief executive officer, Tebelelo Pule said they have decided to sign an MOU with the Gambling Authority to efficiently execute both parties’ mandates as well as create awareness, help in doing research and smooth investigation as they will share information.

The CA was established under Section 4 of the Competition Act of 2009 with the responsibility of prevention of, and redress for, anti-competitive practices in the economy, and the removal of constraints on the free play of competition in the market.

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