Twitter has chosen Ghana as its headquarters for its operations in Africa.
Making the announcement on its website, Twitter said its mission is to serve the public conversation, and it’s essential, for the world and for them to increase the number of people who feel comfortable participating in it.
“To do this, we need to make it easier for everyone to join in and provide more relevant experiences for people across the world.
“Today, in line with our growth strategy, we’re excited to announce that we are now actively building a team in Ghana. To truly serve the public conversation, we must be more immersed in the rich and vibrant communities that drive the conversations taking place every day across the African continent,” the statement said.
Twitter said it is looking for specialists to join several teams including product, design, engineering, marketing and communications.
Explaining why the company chose Ghana as its destination, Twitter noted “as a champion for democracy, Ghana is a supporter of free speech, online freedom, and the open internet, of which Twitter is also an advocate.
“Furthermore, Ghana’s recent appointment to host the Secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Area aligns with our overarching goal to establish a presence in the region that will support our efforts to improve and tailor our service across Africa.”
Twitter said when it enters a new market, it works hard to ensure that it is not just investing in the talent that it hires, but also investing in local communities and the social fabric that supports them.
Reacting to the news, President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo described the choice of Ghana as headquarters for Twitter’s Africa operations as “excellent news”.
In a tweet, the Ghanaian leader said: “these are exciting times to be in Ghana and to do business in Ghana”.
The President’s tweet read: “The choice of Ghana as HQ for Twitter’s Africa operations is EXCELLENT news. Gov’t and Ghanaians welcome very much this announcement and the confidence reposed in our country.
“As I indicated to @Jack in our virtual meeting of 7th April 2021, this is the start of a beautiful partnership between Twitter and Ghana, which is critical for the dev’t of Ghana’s hugely important tech sector.
“These are exciting times to be in, and to do business in Ghana.”
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