The Chief Executive of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority, (DVLA) Mr. Kwasi Agyeman Busia has expressed his delight in the achievements chalked by the Authority for the last five years.
According to the Chief Executive, the Authority since 2017 has embarked on a transformation agenda which has contributed to the success story of the Authority.
Mr. Busia added that the Authority which hitherto was tagged some years ago as the most corrupt institution is now seen as one of the best administration and serving institution in the country.
He made the commendation during the DVLA Mid-Year Review Conference in Koforidua. The Chief Executive noted that the conference afforded members the opportunity to look back at what went wrong, lessons learned, and how that can be injected into the vision of the Authority.
Speaking on the theme “Consolidating on our Gains and Building on Efficient Technology Based Service Culture at DVLA Beyond COVID-19” the Chief Executive mentioned that the Authority is on the path of building a strong foundation and systems thus the need for members of the Authority to forge ahead towards the achievement of the Organisational goals.
“What we are trying to do is not just to transform systems but rather the culture and the people since the systems will continue and move us forward into where we are trying to go as an entity therefore, any institution that is not prepared for the future of an industrial revolution would have problems”, he said.
The Deputy Minister of Transport, Mr. Frederick Obeng Adom, commended the Authority for the successes chalked and that there have been a number of innovatives that were introduced and contributed to the current narrative of DVLA thus, a positive development that is worth emulating.
He recommended some key policies that have emerged for implementation such as the ECOWAS policy on harmonized used vehicles import and fuel standards and the UNECE Vehicle Regulations (1958, 1997, and 1998 “Vehicle Regulations, Certification, and Periodic Technical Inspections Agreement”).
The two policy instruments, he stated, were critical to the promotion of safer vehicles on the roads. “The automobile industry is rapidly changing and we should ensure that we are in tandem with the trends”, He added.
A Board Member, Mr. Francis Yao Agbozo, who deputized for the Board Chairman Frank Davis (Esq) expressed the Board’s admiration for the Authority as it continues to strive higher and higher in spite of the limitations in some of the operational areas.
He stated that the Board has taken steps to address some of the challenges confronting the Authority such as provision of armed police personnel to the offices and the approval to construct an ultra-modern office at Weija which is expected to commence before the end of the year.
Mr. Agbozo expressed confidence in the Authority’s efficient and prudent application, that are People, Process and Technology which have been applied over the years in the schemes of operations.
Mr. Sylvanus Markwei, Eastern Regional Manager of the Authority in his welcome address noted that the Mid-Year review served as a crystal lens for Management to strategize and formulate polices that will enable the organization achieve its goal and objectives.