Chambas Praises Bawumia’s Book

‘Undeniably, these are works with which every individual with an interest in economic growth and national development should be familiar and to which they should have ready access. The book will be a valuable supplement to advanced undergraduate courses in science, economics as well as business and management and to postgraduate courses in the aforementioned or related areas. I strongly believe that economists, practitioners of development, lecturers, academic researchers, business practitioners, management consultants, politicians and policymakers will also find it useful in having these critical works in their libraries.’

These are the words of Dr Mohammed Ibn Chambas, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General and Head of the UN Office for West Africa, recommending the soon-to-be-launched book jointly edited by Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, vice presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), and Professor Appiah-Adu.

The new book titled, ‘Key Determinants of National Development: Historical Perspectives & Implications for Developing Economies’, is a compilation of various scholarly articles on development, offering insightful analysis and proposals for nations and decision makers.

Dr Chambas, a former Executive Secretary of ECOWAS and Secretary-General of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP), in writing the foreword of the book, also described the book as encompassing systematically conducted studies across the various facets of national life and went on to ‘highly commend Dr Mahamudu Bawumia and Prof Appiah-Adu for their insightful approach in compiling, analysing and focusing particularly on the key determinants of national development and their implications for developing economies.

‘Interestingly, this compendium of articles encompasses investigations into the impact of various contributors to economic growth and national development. These studies have been systematically conducted across various facets of the national fabric such as leadership, governance, policy and strategy; culture, institutions and people; the public and private sectors; science, technology and infrastructure; natural resources; financial markets; branding and service delivery. Given the increased turbulence in economies throughout the world and the changing dynamics of competition in the global environment in both industrialised and developing economies, I highly commend Professor Appiah-Adu and Bawumia for their insightful approach in compiling, analysing and focusing particularly on the key determinants of national development and their implications for developing economies. The clarity of thought on their part and of the other contributors throws much light on the issues taken up by the book,’ he said.

 ’Key Determinants of National Development: Historical Perspectives & Implications for Developing Economies’ will be launched on Thursday, 26th November, 2015 at the Alisa Hotel at 5p.m.

The launching will be chaired by former President John Agyekum Kufuor and will have Dr Mohammed Ibn Chambas as the Special Guest, while Prof E.H. Amonoo-Neizer (Vice Chancellor Emeritus, KNUST) will be the Guest of Honour.


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