The Director-General of the Internal Audit Agency, Dr. Eric Oduro Osae has donated books to the University of Professional Studies, Accra.
Dr Osae’s latest book, titled “Fiscal Decentralization and Financial Management Practices of Sub-national Government: Evidence from Ghana,” is a recommended textbook for studies in public administration, fiscal decentralization, and public sector accounting.
The book has also been adopted by developmental partners around the world as well as the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Ghana (ICAG) for study by students pursuing professional qualifications.
Speaking at a brief event to take delivery of copies of the book, the Vice-Chancellor of UPSA, Prof. Abednego F. O. Amartey, said the University places a high value on cooperation with professional bodies and state institutions, including the Internal Audit Agency.
He said the book presents a rich wealth of information which can be accessed through reading by all stakeholders.
He added that the donation would enhance the study of financial management, public administration, fiscal decentralization, and public sector accounting.
Prof. Amartey thanked Dr. Oduro Osae on behalf of the managers of the Joshua Alabi library and the University and gave the assurance that the books would be put to good use.
For his part, Dr. Eric Oduro Osae remarked that, as an alumnus of UPSA, he felt obliged to give back to his alma mater by assisting the school with copies of his book.
“When it comes to decentralization, a lot of people look at administrative decentralization while ignoring fiscal decentralization, so I decided to write this book, bringing onboard my years of experience in public sector accounting,” Dr Osae explained.