On Saturday, June 19, Stonebwoy, Abeiku Santana, Rev, Dr Lawrence Tetteh, Joe Mettle and many others gathered for the maiden edition of the Ghana Father’s Day Awards and dinner night at the Labadi Beach Hotel.
The event witnessed great performances from veteran singers like, KK Fosu, Akosua Agyapong and the sensational afrobeat singer, Mr. Drew along with the Daperfect Band.
The scheme awarded only 26 Ghanaian fathers on the maiden edition of the awards night, the diversity of the honourees, who ranged from creative arts and culture, oil and gas sector, the traditional media sector, sports, politics, security, and other interesting categories would come to mark the Ghana Father’s Day Awards and Dinner Night.
Personalities who were awarded includes, Mr Bernard Alve (General Manager, Citi Fm/Citi Tv), Kwame Sefa-Kayi (Radio personality), Rev. Dr. Michael Boadi Nyamekye (Pastor, Maker’s House Int’l Chapel), Prof. Robert Ebo Hinson (Lec. UGBS), Dr Kwekucher Ackah (Plant Pathologist/Mycologist and Lecturer), Fadda Dickson (MD, Despite Media), Ohene Kwame Frimpong (Salt Media Gh), Joe Mettle, Dr. Lawrence Tetteh (Pres. of the Worldwide Miracle Outreach), Ambassador Clement Gyato, Togbe Afede XIV (Agbogbomefia of the Asogli State and President of Asogli Traditional Area).
Others include, Mr Patrick Sarpong, Livinstone Etse Satekla (Musician), Azuma Nelson (Ghanaian Boxing Legend), Prophet Kofi Oduro (Christian spiritual leader), Dr Kofi Abban (Oil and Gas entrepreneur), Charles Antwi-Boahen, Mr Bismark Kyei Frimpong, Mr Kwasi Acheampong, Mr Agyenim Boateng (Ghanaian American Lawyer and Judge), Mr Paul Kojo Yankey, Mr Anthony Adu Nketiah, Mr Michael Kofi Gyau, Mr. Michael Agyei and Mr Kwame Adu.
Addressing on behalf of the IGP, C.O.P Samuel Monney said, ”We should be reminded that the responsibility of fatherhood and male parenting are divine and ordained by God. Not only has God given men the incredible privilege of imitating him as father, but he also placed upon the shoulders of fathers an incredible responsibility. As our society has chosen this day to celebrate fathers, it is appropriate to remind fathers of their God-given responsibilities”.