The Chief Executive of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority DVLA, Mr. Kwasi Agyeman Busia, has been honoured with the Hall of Fame for the transport sector by the Chief Executive Network Ghana Limited at its 5th CEO Summit in Accra.
The event which was attended by captains of industries and Chief Executives was graced by the Vice President Dr. Alhaji Mahamudu Bawumia.
His award follows his remarkable achievement upon assumption of position as Chief Executive of DVLA and exceptional feat chalked by the Authority under his leadership in transforming the Authority as an Agency under the Transport Ministry.
This award brings to 28, the number of awards received by the Authority in four years, with the Chief Executive being adjudged 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 of SEED which stands for System Integration, Enforcement, Entrenchment and Data Analytics.
The strategic plans of the Authority were underpinned by three foundational principles of “People” “Process” and “Technology”
These operational framework coupled with Mr. Busia’s outstanding career in Information Technology (IT) has brought about innovation in operations at DVLA which include the establishment of eight(8) new offices, the introduction of electronic vehicle registration as well as the Improvement in roadworthy sticker.
The introduction of establishment of Private Vehicle Test Stations (PVTS), Trade Plate (Defective Vehicle) Innovation and Improvement, introduction of DVLA data services, translation of Computer Based Test (CBT) into Ghanaian languages, and the establishment of the prestige and premium centers are some of the reforms he brought to the Authority. Another area of innovation was the review of the theory driving test regime.
Mr Kwasi Agyeman Busia has over 22 years of experience in Business and Technology development, Strategic Planning, Project and People management. Mr. Busia 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 Program 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 8 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).
It was on the theme: “Digital transformation; powering business and government reset for a post-pandemic economic resilience – a public- private sector dialogue”.
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.
Acting Director, Finance, DVLA, Andrews Denteh, received the award on behalf of the Chief Executive at the ceremony and thanked the organisers for the honour done Mr. Busia.