Ghana’s premium high-definition satellite broadcast service provider, SES HD PLUS and Ghana’s most innovative radio brand, Happy98.9FM have celebrated fathers in grand style, pointing out to nay sayers that Father’s Day cannot be a pale shadow of other celebrations.
The two industry giants, under one umbrella on the eve of Father’s Day, organised an outdoor event dubbed: ‘Father’s Day Out’. This event was to celebrate and congratulate fathers for their utmost devotion to their families, and for always prioritising them.
The event, which came off at the Legon Botanical gardens, was massively patronized, and saw families contesting in competitive and fun games to bond and win prizes. Families participated in games and other sporting activities such as football, treasure hunts, arm wrestling, table tennis, cards, ludo, oware and checkers.
While these games were ongoing, HD+ and HappyFM had also set up a free medical screening section to run free tests on eye, general medical screening and screening on an ailment which affects most men – prostate cancer. The free medical screening service was provided by Cedar Medical Plaza.
A host of renowned TV and radio personalities, doubled by celebrities turned up to support and participate in the ‘Father’s Day Out’. Actors Akrobeto, Papa Nii and Araba Atta, musicians Ex-Doe and Righteous Vandyke of Nsoroma fame and the thrilling dancing referee, Referee Somo made the event colourful.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of SES HD Plus Ghana, Theodore Asampong, had this to say: “Last month we honoured our mothers, and today we are doing same for our fathers to acknowledge and celebrate the importance of fatherhood. Most people talk about how their fathers are disciplinarians and hard workers when asked to share fond memories of them. But we seek to change that. We want the Ghanaian to start saying thank you and love you daddy to their fathers as fatherhood is equally as important as motherhood.”
To him, the ‘Father’s Day Out’ event will propel Father’s Day and make it a celebration no one can ever forget or downplay anymore.
Programmes Manager for Happy98.9FM, Elwoode Mantey, asserts the ‘Father’s Day Out’ event will go down in history books as the event that institutionalised the celebration of fathers in a magnificent manner. “Fathers are barely celebrated, and we seek to change that. HD+ and HappyFM joined forces to make this Father’s Day event grand to let fathers know we have not forgotten about them, and that we cherish them as much as we do mothers.”
He also used the opportunity to say thank you to sponsors, partners and all who turned up to make ‘Father’s Day Out’ a success.
SES HD PLUS Ghana Limited is a subsidiary of SES, the leading global content connectivity solutions provider. The HD+ Product offers up to 20 popular channels in high-definition quality (HD and Ultra HD 4K) in addition to over 100 free-to-air SD channels via the MultiTV satellite platform in Ghana.
HD+ can be accessed either on the HD+ Decoder available for purchase at MultiTV Dealer outlets and Electroland stores nationwide or via the My HD PLUS App downloaded on QLED or UHD TV sets from Samsung. There are four subscription packages available: GH¢7 for a week, GH¢25 for a month, GH¢60 for three months and an annual package that costs GH¢210. HD+ is open to all broadcasters and looks forward to partnering with additional broadcasters who want to deliver their content in high-definition quality.