Development in Unity Volume One: Compendium of Works of Daasebre Prof. (Emeritus) Oti Boateng
by (Emeritus) Oti Boateng
About the author
Daasebre Professor (Emeritus) Emmanuel Oti Boateng is a renowned African Traditional Ruler, a global authority in statistics, Chancellor of All Nations University and recipient of several national and international awards including recognition as one of the greatest minds of the 21st century by the American Biographical Institute.
He holds the degrees of Bachelor of Science with honours in Economics from the University of Ghana, Master of Science in Statistics from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a Philosophy Doctorate in Statistics from the University of Liverpool, United Kingdom.
He occupied the high office of Ghana’s Government Statistician with distinction for a record period of nearly eighteen years (1982 – 2000), became the first African Chairman of the United Nations Statistical Commission in 1987, the first African Chairman of the International Conference of Labour Statisticians at its 15th Session in Geneva and a United Nations Commissioner on the International Civil Service Commission from 2003 to 2018.
As Omanhene (Traditional King) of the New Juaben State of Ghana, he institutionalized the first post-independence traditional festival in the country – the Akwantukese or Great Migration – which brings into contemporary prominence, a missing but critical and major event of Asante history in Ghana.
He has over ninety-five technical publications to his credit in the areas of population and health, statistics, governance, disaster management, economics and policy issues and has written five books including Barack Obama- Africa’s Gift to the World, AKWANTUKESE Festival 2017 and his book trilogy: Development in Unity, Volumes I, II, & III.
About the book
Development in Unity Volume I, the first of a three-Volume scholarly series, is a compilation of research works and other exploits spanning over four decades written by Daasebre Professor (Emeritus) Oti Boateng, an eminent African Traditional Ruler, a global statistician and professional economist, to revolutionize development thinking and inspire a new order of development.
In this exposition, the author seeks to blend scholarship and culture as mutually-inclusive prerequisites to draw lessons and models in addressing pertinent development challenges that face humankind, particularly in Africa and regions of growing economies.
The book espouses the concept of community development from a cultural perspective and inspires a new model of community development from a root-based approach which represents a major paradigm shift from the traditional top-down approach to development. This community development model would essentially change the current global approach and inspire a new debate on community development which would make it a desirable blueprint for community development practitioners and students of development across the world.
The book is filled with life-tested and leadership lessons to inspire a new development order and intellectual assertiveness and provides a useful and rare source of material for academic institutions, Chief Executives, diplomats, researchers, lawmakers, and other officials in both public and private organizations.
(Emeritus) Oti Boateng
November 8, 2019