Professor Joshua Alabi, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA), has been adjudged the Most Inspirational Public Sector Leader 2012 by policy Think Tank, IMANI Ghana.
The others who made the list are Graphic Communications Group Limited (GCGL), Dr Kofi Mbiah, Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Shippers Authority (GSA), the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) and the Ghana National Fire Service (GFNS), in that order.
Professor Alabi topped the pack for his leadership in transforming the then Institute of Professional Studies (IPS) into a university, and getting it admitted into the ranks of the few public universities in the country. Professor Alabi was hitherto the rector of IPS before he was inducted as the first Vice Chancellor of the university in a ceremony earlier this year.
GCGL came in second for their “world class corporate governance’. The Group has maintained a top spot in the print media with brand names such as the Daily Graphic and The Mirror.
Dr Mbiah of the GSA was recognised for his hard work and commitment to bringing some decency into the maritime trade of the country.
The DVLA comes in fourth for the outsourcing of some of the vehicle assessment and testing to garages that operate more efficiently. This development has made it easier for motorists to comply with road regulations.
The GNFS placed fifth for the discipline and commitment of its staff in carrying out their duties in the face of limited equipment even with the recent additions to the stock of the service.