Mercury Game Bans Children
General Manager of Mercury International, the nation’s number one lottery institution, Michael Kargbo, has expressed dissatisfaction over talks going around that parents are blaming Mercury for the poor outcome of the recent National Primary School Examination (NPSE), a situation the manager has referred to as unfortunate and very misleading; geared at a willful ploy to making a bad name for his professionally managed lottery in the country.
Mr. Kargbo argued that Mercury games are meant for adults and children below the age of 18 are not allowed to play the game and that the company makes a matter of fact to its entire agents to adhere to the rule to keep children out of the game. “We don’t register underage children even if they win,” the manager said “and our agents are very strict on this issue; so I wonder why the company is being blamed for the shortfall of the schooling system in the country, which is clear to all that it is attributed to some other mitigating factor in the educational system,” he added.
“The aim of the Mercury game,” he said “is to make football more interesting and rewarding to those who want to patronise. It is obvious that we have been able to make a positive impact both in making football betting in the country more interesting, as well as to make many millionaires in just this short time of our establishment,” he noted. “Many lives have been transformed through our corporate policy towards education and community development, with the company awarding Le120 million worth of scholarships for pupils in primary, secondary schools, and tertiary institutions for just this academic year. This they say is because; contrary to what many say the company has respect for education and believes education is the key to development.”
Mr. Kargbo also intimated that as part of its social and corporate social responsibility the company has given Le 3,000,000 million to local football clubs, admitting that Mercury is committed in complementing the effort of government to brining development in the country.
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