Politicians, media personalities, music, civil servants and many of the country’s elite gathered on Saturday at the Grand Omanye Hall of the Labadi Beach Hotel for the maiden Ghana Father’s Day awards and dinner night.

The event organised by Kaya Tours Ghana Limited and sponsored by Wilmar Africa Ltd played host to Stonebwoy, Joe Mettle, Abeiku Santana, Rev. Dr Lawrence Tetteh, Patrick Yaw Nimo – Chief Director, Trade Ministry – who represented Trade Minister, Alan Kyerematen, and COP, Samuel Monney – DG-Technical who represented IGP – James Oppong-Boanuh.

Alan Kyerematen, Togbe Afede XIV, Sefa-Kayi, Stonebwoy and others honoured at maiden Ghana Father’s Day Award

There were performances by classical highlife singers, Akosua Agyapong and KK Fosu, and sensational Afrobeat artiste, Mr Drew and Daperfect Band. Jesse Agyepong ensured that the emcing of the event was on point.

In all, 26 fathers were honoured across various fields from creative arts and culture, oil and gas, traditional leadership, media, sports, politics, security service, and other interesting categories.

The event seeks to honour fathers and fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. It is celebrated to honour fathers and other father figures, including grandfather and any male guardian. 

The event creates the opportunity to talk about and understand the roles father plays in a child’s life.

Alan Kyerematen, Togbe Afede XIV, Sefa-Kayi, Stonebwoy and others honoured at maiden Ghana Father’s Day Award

The winners on the night were, Rev Dr Michael Boadi Nyamekye (Pastor, Maker’s House Int’l Chapel), Bernard Avle (General Manager, Citi FM & Citi TV) and Prof Robert Ebo Hinson (Lecturer, University of Ghana Business School),

Others were Kwame Sefa-Kayi (Radio presenter and Media personality), Dr Kwekucher Ackah (Plant Pathologist/ Mycologist and Lecturer), Fadda Dickson (MD, Despite Media), Clemence Gyato, Ohene Kwame Frimpong.

The rest were Rev. Dr Lawrence Tetteh (President of the Worldwide Miracle Outreach), Minister Joe Mettle (Gospel musician) and Togbe Afede XIV (Agbogbomefia of the AsogliState and President of Asogli Traditional Area).

Alan Kyerematen, Togbe Afede XIV, Sefa-Kayi, Stonebwoy and others honoured at maiden Ghana Father’s Day Award

Other winners were Professor Azumah Nelson (Ghanaian boxing legend), Prophet Dr Kofi Oduro (spiritual leader), Dr Bossman Eric Asare, Uncle Ebo Whyte ( playwright and author), Patrick Sarpong, Dr Kofi Abban(Oil and Gas entrepreneur), Charles Antwi-Boahen, Livingstone Etse Satekla (Genius composer/musician), Bismark Kyei Frimpong, Agyenim Boateng (Ghanaian American lawyer and judge), Paul Kojo Yankey, Kwasi Acheampong, Michael Kofi Gyau, Anthony Adu Nketiah, Michael Adjei and Kwame Adu.

The CEO of KAYA Tours, Abeiku Aggrey Santana, was also honored with a citation.

In a speech delivered by COP Samuel Monney on behalf of the keynote speaker James Oppong-Boanuh, he 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 a father. He has 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.”