Mr. Enerst K. Obeng

Director, RSIM

Core Functions

The Research, Statistics and Information Management (RSIM) Directorate is one of the four main directorates in the Civil Service Setup. The RSIM Directorate of the Ministry was created in 2002. The RSIM Directorate undertakes the following tasks among others:

  • Compilation, collation, analysis and dissemination of statistical information of the Ministry of Roads and Highways and its agencies.
  • Co-ordination of technical and research programs relevant to the road transport sector.
  • Development of a comprehensive ICT system for Ministry of Roads and Highways and its agencies. RSIM Directorate works closely with transport sector agencies and organizations on various statistical and research programmes.

The Directorate also collaborates and participates in other closely related functions with all agencies in the transportation sector in Ghana and external stakeholders such as the Sub Saharan Africa Transport Policy Program (SSATP) and the African Union.

The basic functions of the Directorate include:

  • The promotion of the use of ICT for a quicker transformation of the operations and business of the Ministry.
  • The management of information, conduct of research and training of staff in information technology to enhance their efficiency in the provision of services.
  • The use of research findings and information technology to improve the formulation of policy in the sector.
  • Provide support and assistance to institutions undertaking research into areas that are beneficial to the Ministry.
  • The maintenance of an efficient IT infrastructure to enhance efficient service delivery to both the public and private sectors of the economy.

Full Profile

Mr. Ernest Kwame Obeng is an Engineer with a wide range of experience in academia and industry that span over a thirty (30)-year period. His academic career began in 1997 when he was appointed as a Lecturer at the Ho Polytechnic, where he taught Machine Design, Internal Combustion Engine and Automobile Technology at the Mechanical Engineering Department.

After a two (2)-year stay in academica, Mr. Obeng took engineering career to industry at the New Juabeng Municipal Assembly, Koforidua where he worked as the Municipal Engineer from 2000 to 2007. As Head of Unit, he supervised maintenance and repair of Assembly Vehicles and Equipment, prepared Annual Budget Estimates and ordering of parts. His supervision also extended to Waste Management at land fill site and Septic Treatment Plant.

Mr. Obeng again found himself in Academia in 2007 when he became Dean of the School of Engineering at the Koforidua Polytechnic until 2008. In addition to his lecturing duties, he supervised all Heads of Department of the School, coordinated and supervised all academic activities of the School.  Supervision of other Academic and Non-Academic staff of the School, recruitment of staff for the School and coordination of accreditation of new programmes were also under his purview.

After a brief detour to industry, working as Production Manager of Waste Recycling Ghana Limited from 2008 to 2009, Mr. Obeng was back in Academia in 2009 working as a Lecturer at the School of Engineering, Koforidua Polytechnic until 2013.

He joined the Ministry of Roads and Highways in 2013 as the Principal Koforidua Training Centre (KTC), Koforidua. He was the administrative and academic head of the Center, and was responsible for setting and implementing the agenda of the Centre’s strategic direction. His responsibilities also included the overall coordination of policy and programmes implementations and marketing the Centre nationally and internationally by promoting collaboration with National and International  Partners and ensure smooth stakeholder engagements. He represented the Centre on the Ministry of Roads and Highway (MRH) Directors, and Agency Heads Meetings and provide The Ministry with returns and statutory reports.

Mr. Obeng worked at KTC from 2013 till 2017 when he was transferred to the Ministry of Roads and Highways to head the Contractor Classification Unit and subsequently became the Director of Research Statistics and Information Management (RSIM) to date. His major duties are to:

  • Serve as administrative Head of directorate
  • Supervise Unit Heads
  • Coordinate and supervise all research works.
  • Coordinate the implementation of ICT policies for Ministry and its agencies.
  • Attend all Directors and Management Meetings.
  • Take responsibility for contractor classification and licensing.

Prior to his engineering career in Academia and Industry, Mr. Obeng had taken up other duties in Farm Management at Volta Gateway Limited, Hohoe where he supervised workers at the farm, placing of orders for farm inputs and other resources. He was also a Sales Agent, for USSR., Mc Holland Company Limited, Van Nesstraat 27, Aipen a/d Rijn, Netherlands where he marketed and sold consumer products.

Mr. Obeng holds an M.Sc. (Mechanical Engineering), Institute of Automobile & Highway Engineering, Kharkov, Ukraine, C.I.S. with specialization in Construction machines and Equipment. He holds a Certificate (Russian Language), Kharkov Polytechnic Institute, Ukraine and a Diploma (Management), Trans-World Tutorial College, Jersey, Britain.

Mr. Obeng is married with three (3) children.

On-Going Projects
Directorate Functions
Core Functions

The Research, Statistics and Information Management (RSIM) Directorate is one of the four main directorates in the Civil Service Setup. The RSIM Directorate of the Ministry was created in 2002. The RSIM Directorate undertakes the following tasks among others:

  • Compilation, collation, analysis and dissemination of statistical information of the Ministry of Roads and Highways and its agencies.
  • Co-ordination of technical and research programs relevant to the road transport sector.
  • Development of a comprehensive ICT system for Ministry of Roads and Highways and its agencies. RSIM Directorate works closely with transport sector agencies and organizations on various statistical and research programmes.

The Directorate also collaborates and participates in other closely related functions with all agencies in the transportation sector in Ghana and external stakeholders such as the Sub Saharan Africa Transport Policy Program (SSATP) and the African Union.

The basic functions of the Directorate include:

  • The promotion of the use of ICT for a quicker transformation of the operations and business of the Ministry.
  • The management of information, conduct of research and training of staff in information technology to enhance their efficiency in the provision of services.
  • The use of research findings and information technology to improve the formulation of policy in the sector.
  • Provide support and assistance to institutions undertaking research into areas that are beneficial to the Ministry.
  • The maintenance of an efficient IT infrastructure to enhance efficient service delivery to both the public and private sectors of the economy.

Director's Profile
Full Profile

Mr. Ernest Kwame Obeng is an Engineer with a wide range of experience in academia and industry that span over a thirty (30)-year period. His academic career began in 1997 when he was appointed as a Lecturer at the Ho Polytechnic, where he taught Machine Design, Internal Combustion Engine and Automobile Technology at the Mechanical Engineering Department.

After a two (2)-year stay in academica, Mr. Obeng took engineering career to industry at the New Juabeng Municipal Assembly, Koforidua where he worked as the Municipal Engineer from 2000 to 2007. As Head of Unit, he supervised maintenance and repair of Assembly Vehicles and Equipment, prepared Annual Budget Estimates and ordering of parts. His supervision also extended to Waste Management at land fill site and Septic Treatment Plant.

Mr. Obeng again found himself in Academia in 2007 when he became Dean of the School of Engineering at the Koforidua Polytechnic until 2008. In addition to his lecturing duties, he supervised all Heads of Department of the School, coordinated and supervised all academic activities of the School.  Supervision of other Academic and Non-Academic staff of the School, recruitment of staff for the School and coordination of accreditation of new programmes were also under his purview.

After a brief detour to industry, working as Production Manager of Waste Recycling Ghana Limited from 2008 to 2009, Mr. Obeng was back in Academia in 2009 working as a Lecturer at the School of Engineering, Koforidua Polytechnic until 2013.

He joined the Ministry of Roads and Highways in 2013 as the Principal Koforidua Training Centre (KTC), Koforidua. He was the administrative and academic head of the Center, and was responsible for setting and implementing the agenda of the Centre’s strategic direction. His responsibilities also included the overall coordination of policy and programmes implementations and marketing the Centre nationally and internationally by promoting collaboration with National and International  Partners and ensure smooth stakeholder engagements. He represented the Centre on the Ministry of Roads and Highway (MRH) Directors, and Agency Heads Meetings and provide The Ministry with returns and statutory reports.

Mr. Obeng worked at KTC from 2013 till 2017 when he was transferred to the Ministry of Roads and Highways to head the Contractor Classification Unit and subsequently became the Director of Research Statistics and Information Management (RSIM) to date. His major duties are to:

  • Serve as administrative Head of directorate
  • Supervise Unit Heads
  • Coordinate and supervise all research works.
  • Coordinate the implementation of ICT policies for Ministry and its agencies.
  • Attend all Directors and Management Meetings.
  • Take responsibility for contractor classification and licensing.

Prior to his engineering career in Academia and Industry, Mr. Obeng had taken up other duties in Farm Management at Volta Gateway Limited, Hohoe where he supervised workers at the farm, placing of orders for farm inputs and other resources. He was also a Sales Agent, for USSR., Mc Holland Company Limited, Van Nesstraat 27, Aipen a/d Rijn, Netherlands where he marketed and sold consumer products.

Mr. Obeng holds an M.Sc. (Mechanical Engineering), Institute of Automobile & Highway Engineering, Kharkov, Ukraine, C.I.S. with specialization in Construction machines and Equipment. He holds a Certificate (Russian Language), Kharkov Polytechnic Institute, Ukraine and a Diploma (Management), Trans-World Tutorial College, Jersey, Britain.

Mr. Obeng is married with three (3) children.

List of Projects
On-Going Projects