Tanzania Lottery to Create 10K Jobs

The Tanzanian national lottery, set to launch in November, will add thousands of direct and indirect jobs in the country, which now derives 3 percent of its GDP from gaming.

A national lottery set to begin in November in Tanzania will add more jobs and revenues, according to Abbas Tarimba, director general of the country’s gaming board.

“We are looking to see the economy becoming more vibrant partly because of the gaming activities and in particular the contribution of the national lottery,” said Tarimba in an interview with the Tanzania Daily News.

He said the lottery will create more than 10,000 direct and indirect jobs and add to the gross domestic product. At present, about TSH1.5 trillion (US$466 million) is added to the economy through gaming, or 3 percent of GDP.