The Chief Executive of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority DVLA, Mr. Kwasi Agyeman Busia, was honouredwith an Outstanding Public Leadership Award, Public sector (Transportation) at the 6th Chief Executives Summit held at the Kempinski Gold Coast hotel in Accra.
The event which brought together captains of industries and Chief Executives was on the theme ‘digital leadership for the digital economy: leading digital business and government transformation, a private-public sector CEO dialogue and learning.
Mr. Busia’s award follows his remarkable achievement upon assumption of office as the Chief Executive of DVLA and the exceptional feat chalked by the Authority under his leadership in transforming the Authority as an Agency under the Transport Ministry.
This award brings to 44, the number of awards received by DVLA in less than five years. Among other awards he had received were the Public Sector ICT man for three consecutive years 2018, (GITTA awards) 2019(CEO of the year -CEO Network and 2020 ( GITTA awards).
Other awards received by the Authority in the last three years include the ICT Service delivery and information award; Gold, Best government website; Silver, Best government use of Social Media (citizen engagement); Most People Focused CEO of the Year (Public Sector); Emerging HR Innovation of the Year Award (Public Sector) DVLA, Most Innovative public sector institution as well as best in Policy & Administrative Reforms (Ghana Integrity Initiatives (GII)) among others.
Under Mr. Busia’s administration, a two year strategic Business Plan and Vision was developed by Management, with the ultimate goal of creating a new DVLA which is “Autonomous, Efficient and Sustainable” while doubling its revenue with the visionary framework System Integration, Enforcement, Entrenchment and Data Analytics.
The strategic plans of the Authority were underpinned by three foundational principles of “People” “Process” and “Technology” which he ensured that it was executed to the later.
These operational framework coupled with Mr. Busia’soutstanding career in Information Technology (IT) has brought about innovation in operations at DVLA which include the establishment of eight new offices, the introduction of electronic vehicle registration as well as the Improvement in roadworthy sticker.
Another point worth mentioning under the leadership of Mr. Busia is the digitization of all vehicle documents which makes it not only easier to access but also for referencing.
The Trade Plate (Defective Vehicle) innovation and Improvement, the introduction of DVLA data services, plans to translate of Computer Based Test (CBT) into six Ghanaian languages, and the establishment of the prestige and premium center at the head office of the Authority are some of the reforms he brought to the Authority.
Mr Kwasi Agyeman Busia has over 22 years of experience in Business and Technology development, Strategic Planning, Project and People management. He leverages his unique multi-disciplinary skills to deliver collaborative teams and information supply chain that enables performance driven organizations in the public, academic and private sectors.
Until his appointment as CEO of DVLA, Mr. Busia was the Information Services Manager of Tullow Ghana Ltd. –Mr. Busia has also worked as a Programme Manager and as an Informatics Director for the Centers of Disease Control (CDC) tackling enterprise wide projects such as the 3.5 billion dollars vaccine ordering, forecasting, distribution and tracking application which covers all States and territories of the United States of America.
From 1999-2002, Mr. Busia was the lead person responsible for multi-million-dollar business development of multiple web applications for eight divisions within CDC and deployed over 22 applications within a year spanning disease prevention, disease monitoring and disease outbreak containment.
The CEO Summit is a platform for business leaders and policy makers to engage on issues affecting businesses and the economy in the digital transformation period organized by the Chief Executive Network Ghana Limited in partnership with Deloitte, Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) and the State Interest and Governance Authority (SIGA). .
The Vice President, Dr. Alhaji Mahamudu Bawumia who was the guest of honour, said the country is on the path of digitization saying government is in the process of digitizing the National ID card, the National Identification Authority,DVLA, SSNIT, the National Health Insurance Scheme, the Controller and Accountant General as well as Bank Accountsfor a common goal.
He said inevitable trajectory of national development requires that ‘we embrace technology now and you are the leaders that i can count on to help advance that agenda’, he said.
Over 400 CEOs, entrepreneurs, business leaders, shareholders, investors, ministers, heads of financial institutions, top consultants and Policy makers from Ghana and other countries attended the conference.