Fathers are the unsung heroes of our lives, the silent pillars of strength and guidance. On the occasion of Father’s Day every June 18, Tema city, Ghana, birthed a remarkable celebration that captures the essence of fatherhood and brings together men from all walks of life.
The Berma Nkwan is an extraordinary event held annually at the heart of Tema Community 1’s BMT PUB. Now in its 4th year, it lauds, cherishes and celebrates fathers in a unique and engaging way.
Berma Nkwan, which translates to “Men’s Soup” in the local Akan language, has become an anticipated event in Ghana’s cultural calendar. This year will further solidify its place as a renowned tradition that continues to grow in significance and popularity.
The Berma Nkwan has evolved with every passing year, becoming a beacon of unity, appreciation, and celebration for fathers across the nation. It is exceptional for its ability to engage men from all backgrounds, including corporate leaders, dignitaries, celebrities, and everyday fathers.
For its fourth year, the event has garnered the attention and support of opinion leaders and high-ranking members of society. The event acts as a powerful platform for men to come together, share their experiences, and forge new connections that transcend social and professional boundaries.
As with previous years, the involvement of families remains a fundamental element of Berma Nkwan’s success. Wives and children join in to show their unwavering support and appreciation for the fathers in their lives. The event serves as a reminder that fatherhood is a shared responsibility and a source of pride for the entire family. Berma Nkwan brings families together, fostering an atmosphere of love, respect, and gratitude that further strengthens the bond between fathers and their loved ones.
With its fourth year promising to surpass all expectations, Berma Nkwan has undoubtedly established itself as a standout event. The organizers have diligently worked to create an experience that is more engaging, unforgettable, and inspiring than ever before. Each edition of Berma Nkwan has surpassed the previous one in terms of attendance, impact, and recognition, demonstrating the event’s ability to captivate the hearts and minds of people across the nation.
In a world that often fails to give fathers the attention they deserve, Berma Nkwan stands tall as a shining example of how a community can come together to honour and celebrate the invaluable contributions of fathers. Through this unique event, Tema Community 1 BMT PUB has set a precedent for other communities and countries to follow suit, reminding us all of the importance of cherishing and supporting the fathers in our lives.
Annually, the organizers of Berma Nkwan work tirelessly to enhance the experience for attendees. This year promises to be no exception, as they have planned a series of captivating activities and surprises to make the celebration even more memorable. From engaging panel discussions and insightful talks on fatherhood to lively entertainment performances and heartwarming speeches, every aspect of Berma Nkwan aims to uplift and inspire.
One of the highlights of Berma Nkwan is the opportunity for attendees to showcase their culinary talents. The event brings together a diverse range of dishes, representing the cultural tapestry of Ghana. From traditional favorites like banku and jollof rice to international delights like pasta and barbecued meats, the feast at Berma Nkwan is a true celebration of Ghanaian cuisine in all its splendor, representing the unity and diversity within fatherhood itself.
Beyond the delicious food and engaging activities, Berma Nkwan is a day of reflection and gratitude. It is a moment to acknowledge the sacrifices, love, and dedication that fathers provide for their families.
It is a time to honour the role models, mentors, and friends who have shaped the lives of countless individuals. Berma Nkwan serves as a platform to express heartfelt appreciation and admiration for fathers, both present and those who have passed away but left an enduring legacy.
The event not only celebrates fathers but also encourages a broader conversation about the importance of fatherhood in shaping a better future for our society.
So, as Father’s Day approaches and Berma Nkwan takes center stage, let us embrace this unique celebration and use it as a reminder to cherish and honor the fathers in our lives.
Whether it’s through heartfelt conversations, thoughtful gestures, or simply spending quality time together, let us show our fathers how much they mean to us. And let us join the Tema Community 1 BMT PUB as they come together to celebrate fatherhood, unity, and the extraordinary impact of fathers at Berma Nkwan, a remarkable event that continues to captivate hearts and inspire change.
Written by Laud Halm-Quartey