Member of Parliament for Tema Central constituency in Ghana, Hon. Yves Nii Noi Hanson expressed admiration over the recent AfroXmas Masquerade celebration in Tema, Ghana. The Hon. was satisfied with last December’s colourful display of art and culture.
The 2021 AfroXMas Masquerade Carnival took centre stage in the Harbour City of Ghana. It represented celebrating Christmas the African way as always, and having the locals enjoy the festivities with afro culture in colourful styles.
Nii Noi outspoke gratitude to God for the success of the event, commending the organisers including a pioneer of the carnival that passed on early last year.
“We thank God for bringing us together again this year as brothers and sisters of Tema. We all know the history of how Uncle Adams brought Masquerading to Tema and we sadly lost him earlier this year,” he said
“He played a key role for us to be able to be together as masqueraders and I will urge all of us to honour him as a great servant of Masquerading in Tema. We pray the Good Lord protects him and keep him till we meet again.”
AfroXmas is already the biggest masquerade celebration in Tema, and last year’s 7th edition was a bigger spectacle. The festival’s founders always kept in note that they are giving back to the society by collaborating with local partners to celebrate and promote Ghana’s rich culture.
Nii Noi boasted of support for the carnival, noting that the event will be around for a long time, expressing annual support for the masquerading celebration.
“Fancy and masquerading in Tema has come to stay and with AfroXmas, we are all one happy family with our brothers from Tema Newtown, Tema Central, Tema West and Tema East, ” he said.
He remarked that plans for this year’s event will have explosive effect with more colours and awe to witness; calling on locals’ support to put the celebration at an ambassadorial advantage for the region.
“I would like each and every one of us to join and support so we can make this as big as it can ever be. There are major plans for the coming year (2022) to invest and make it much bigger and better to attract people from Accra, other parts of Ghana and all walks of life.” he noted.
A profile on Hon. Nii Noi
Hon. Yves Nii Noi Hanson-Nortey is a dynamic, proactive personality with integrity who has worked in a variety of fields including banking, investing, construction, renewable energy, and oil and gas.
Mr. Nii Noi is a member of the Association of Methodist Church Choirs Ghana and a devout Methodist with strong Christian ideals and convictions. He was previously the choir secretary of Tema’s Immanuel Methodist Society Com.11.
He is the founder and current CEO of JP Hanson Holdings, a construction, oil marketing, power, renewable energy, and offshore marine services investment holding firm in Africa.
Apex Petroleum, renersol EPD, Zar Commodities Ghana Ltd, Jopap Agro Ltd, Jopap Resources, and Zar Global Commodities FZC are among the enterprises in which the firm has invested.
Mr. Nii Noi has purposefully sub-contracted about eight hundred thousand Ghana cedis to several constituency executives in the previous few years to assist them to build their businesses, and his holding company has employed many youths from his area.
Hon. Nii Noi has built a 20-seat modern computer lab for the community 7 number 2 JSS as part of his effort to support education in his constituency.
Mr. Nii Noi has a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Ghana and a master’s degree in international economic law from the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, global competition law, international business transactions, and international trade law.
With 187 votes, Mr. Yves Hanson Nortey was elected as the NPP Parliamentary candidate for Tema Central. Mr. Kofi Brako, the current Member of Parliament (MP), received 158 votes.
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