Daasebre Launches Book To Mark 20th Anniversary On Stool

BY: Enoch Darfah Frimpong

A book to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the enstoolment of Daasebre Prof (Emeritus) Oti Boateng as the Paramount Chief of the New Juaben Traditional Area has been launched in Accra.

The book, titled; “Development in Unity”, is the first of three volumes that cover his lifetime experiences reflected in research works, speeches, messages aired on radio and articles that have been published in various newspapers and journals worldwide.

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The book is divided into 10 sections on the themes: Education, Government, Statistics, Population and Health and Natural Disasters.

Others are: Oil and Gas, Chieftaincy and Culture, Religion and Economy.

Speaking at the launch, Daasebre Oti Boateng said the book was dedicated to the people of New Juaben, Ghana and the developing world.

“Being the Omanhene and traditional leader of New Juaben is a selfless expression of love for my people and willingness to serve them to the best of my abilities,” he explained.

He said the book was also launched in honour of the chiefs and people of New Juaben for the opportunity given him to serve them for the past 20 years, adding that he recognised their support and prayers over the years.

He urged Ghanaians to own copies of the book as treasure and source of knowledge on chieftaincy and governance in the country.

Reviewing the book, a former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghana, Professor Ivan Addae-Mensah, described it as an immense contribution to knowledge in a wide variety of human endeavours and the depth of intellectual capacity.

He said young lecturers at the beginning of their careers, as well as practitioners of statistics in the field, would find the paper ‘Teaching survey sampling in Ghana’  extremely useful.

In his remarks, the Chairman for the occasion, the Omanhene of the Asante Asokore Traditional Area, Nana Susubiribi Krobea Asante, said Daasebre Oti Boateng is an excellent example of an erudite chief who made his contribution at the local, national and international levels.

He said chiefs were now an invaluable reservoir of experience and expertise to be tapped.

He also urged the public to purchase copies of the book to acquire knowledge.

Story: Zainabu Issah