Dvla Bags Four Awards
The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) has recently received four awards at separate ceremonies in Accra organised by Instinct Wave and IMANI Ghana, a think tank. The awards, recognized diligence in the procurement processes of the Authority, innovation and application of technology in its service delivery, They are Excellence in Public Procurement (Silver), Innovative use of Technology in Public Procurement and Supply (Bronze) and Dr. Robert Tay, Deputy Director, Procurement and Stores, emerging as the leader in the top 20 procurement and Supply Chain Industry. The Authority also emerged second as the most innovative public sector at the Inspirational Public Sector Leadership Awards ceremony. This brings to 20, the number of awards received by the Authority and its Chief Executive, Kwasi Agyeman Busia in the last two years. In a brief remark, Dr. Tay said he felt humbled and honored at the same time challenged to do more not only to be recognized but continuously be listed among the top 20 Procurement leaders. His achievements, he said, includes the ability to grow the procurement and Stores Department, securing good quality products for the Authority, restructuring procurement activities among others. ‘These achievements are made possible due to my passion for the Job coupled with my experience and am poised to make a difference by ensuring value for money and work in line with the vision and mission of the Authority’, he said. He lauded the organizers of the event saying, it brings rocurement profession to the limelight which will create awareness about procurement activities and its impact to an organization. The Authority continuous to be on a trajectory with the focus on client service delivery. For instance, clients can assess service in 30 minutes at the Prestige center, DVLA head office, two weeks at the Premium center at some DVLA offices and four weeks for regular service at the DVLA offices across the country. The Authority has also made Research and Data Analytics an integral part of its operations to provide basis for continue innovation to provide real- time services to its clients and to other stakeholder institutions among others. The introduction of driver’s licence and vehicle registration smart cards have reduced drastically the process and time of obtaining driver’s licence and registration of vehicles within an hour. In the coming months, the Authority would leverage technology by introducing integrated database with the National Insurance Authority (NIA) on motor insurance records, which would make it easy for law enforcement agencies to checked insured vehicles and curtail the proliferation of fake documents. Placing the customer at the centre of its operations, DVLA continues to pursue its vision of service optimization and financial autonomy under the thematic areas of System integration, Enforcement, Entrenchment and Data Analytics (SEED) which dovetails into the strategic vision of the Authority.