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All is set for book on Bawumia’s Vice Presidency launch

On Friday, June 7, 2024, a book exploring the character and contributions of Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, Ghana’s vice president, to the country’s political and public spheres is scheduled for release.

Prof. Etse Sikanku, an associate professor of Journalism and Communication at the University of Media, Arts, and Communication Institute of Journalism, is the author of the book “Dr. Bawumia and the Modern Vice Presidency in Ghana.”

The book focuses on Dr. Bawumia’s initiatives to change Ghana’s vice presidency.

Thanks to Dr. Bawumia’s dynamic transformation of the vice presidency as a tool for impact and advocacy on causes like digitalization, political civility, innovation, social cohesion, development, societal progress, compassion, and limitless opportunities, our country, our democracy, and the institution of the vice presidency will never be the same again.

According to the description, “the office has taken a modern, progressive, and forward-looking turn in both image and stature, setting the tone for future democratic leadership for a long time.”

The goal of this book is to assist readers comprehend and value Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, a significant player in Ghanaian politics and national affairs, by capturing his fundamental philosophy as part of continuing discussions on leadership.

The general public, observers, and followers of politics, communication, international affairs, political science, African affairs, and the global community are expected to find this book to be an invaluable resource.

The summary concluded by hoping that it would, from an academic standpoint, contribute to the body of knowledge on this significant role and spark discussions regarding the composition, functions, and roles of the vice presidency in both developed and developing democracies.

More about the author

Prof. Etse Sikanku graduated from the University of Iowa with a PhD in mass communication and journalism.

He graduated first class from the University of Ghana, Legon, with a BA in political science and a master’s degree in journalism and communication studies from Iowa State University. The University of Iowa’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication gave him the 2011 Outstanding Doctoral Student Award for research.

Top-ranked, internationally renowned journals such the International Journal of Communication, the Howard Journal of Communication, the International Communication Research Journal, Communication and the Public, and the Journal of Black Studies have published articles by Prof. Sikanku.

He co-wrote an article on political crisis communication for the prestigious Routledge Press’s worldwide crisis communication handbook. Political communication, media representation, political reporting, comparative communication, political framing, campaign communication, and international communication are among the fields in which Prof. Sikanku specialises. In the autumn of 2016, a book presentation about his debut book, “The Afrocentric Obama and Lessons on Political Campaigning,” was held at Harvard University.

Based on his first book, he also gave guest lectures at Iowa State University, Columbia University, and the University of Pennsylvania.

In a range of national and international media, as well as public and intellectual outlets/platforms, Sikanku has written extensively, produced significant study, and provided in-depth analysis on the role of communication (particularly frames).

He has also made a significant national and international contribution to public policy and discourse. As one of the few academics currently working in journalism, he hosts radio talk shows on national and international problems and works as a television host and special assignment reporter.

He covered the US presidential elections in 2008 and 2014 as an international correspondent for CITI FM. His area of study is public communication’s function in both domestic and international politics, especially in democratic and political discourse.

Over his academic career, he has held teaching positions at the University of Media, Arts, and Communication Institute of Journalism (UniMAC-IJ) and the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Ghana.