Business News of Saturday, 11 March 2017
Source: Francis Asamoah Tuffour, Doreen Tettey
The Chief Executive Officer of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA), Mr. Kwasi Agyeman Busia, has urged staff of the Authority to help improve on the image of the Authority.
He said the Authority plays a key role in the country as far as the acquisition of valid driver’s license and ensuring roadworthy vehicles on our roads are concerned. Unfortunately, he said, such good works are overshadowed by the activities of some unscrupulous persons thereby soiling the image of the Authority.
Mr. Busia said this recently at his maiden meeting with staff of the Authority at the Head office to introduce himself on the assumption of office.
He said he would introduce policies and initiatives that would help reduce the activities of the middlemen popularly known as ‘goro boys’.
The Chief Executive also expressed worry at the spate of carnage on the roads stating that people are dying needlessly on the roads due to factors including refusal to wear seat belts and proposed the urgent need to liaise with other stakeholders to help deal with that.
With over 22 years of working experience, Mr. Busia said he is bringing his experiences on board to help move the organisation forward and urged the staff to support him in his quest.
“Am here to find a way to work with you and I know with your support we would achieve our goal”, saying a new dawn has come.
He also took time to tour the various departments at the head office to acquaint himself with activities there.
The Director for Driver Training, Testing and Licensing, Mr. Cheyuo Wienaa Musah welcomed Mr. Busia on behalf of the staff and assured him of the determination of the staff to support him as the new Chief Executive.
Mr. Musah also took time to brief the meeting of a perception Index report which was launched by the Ghana Integrity Initiative, local chapter of Transparency International which captured DVLA and other institutions as corrupt.
According to him, he has requested for details of the findings so management could do a thorough assessment, region by region on the index ratings.
Until his appointment as Chief Executive of DVLA Mr. Busia was the Information Service manager of Tullow Ghana Ltd.
He 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 tackling application which covered all states and territories of the United State of America.
Earlier in his career he worked as project leader at the Bank of America in the area of analysis, design and implementation of Derivative processing for interest Rate Swaps. For 17 years, he pioneered the development of a variety of performance driven and strategic applications of data collection, data analysis and information dissemination at the CDC.
Mr. Busia, is an Alumnus of Prempeh College and obtained his B. A. Degree in English at the university of Ghana, Legon. In 1989 he obtained an MBA in Information Systems and Economics at the University of Dallas Texas.
He worked for IBM corporation whiles pursuing his master’s degree as a programmer analyst and in 1991 as a Senior Systems analyst for Meridian Oil an Oil and Gas exploration company in Fort Worth Tx.
Mr. Busia joined the CDC in 1986 and worked his way up the ladder and contributed significantly in the government agency’s realisation of Disease prevention and Health promotion among others.