Twitter is looking to hire specialists to join several teams while they also “explore the opportunity to open an office in Ghana in the future.
The co-founder and CEO of Twitter, Jack Dorsey in a tweet announced the company’s presence on the continent.
“Twitter is now present on the continent. Thank you Ghana and Nana Akufo-Addo”
In his response, Ghanaian president, Nana Akufo-Addo revealed he held a virtual meeting with Jack on April 7, 2021. He further revealed that Twitter’s Africa operations will have its Headquarters in Ghana.
“The choice of Ghana as HQ for Twitter’s Africa operations is excellent news government and Ghanaians welcome very much for the confidence reposed in our country.”
In the official statement, Twitter indicated why it chose Ghana to host Africa’s Headquarters.
“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.”
“Whenever we enter new markets, we work hard to ensure that we are not just investing in the talent that we hire, but also investing in local communities and the social fabric that supports them. We have already laid foundations through partnerships with Amref Health Africa in Kenya, Afrochella in Ghana, Mentally Aware Nigeria Initiative (MANI) in Nigeria, and The HackLab Foundation in Ghana.
As part of our long-term commitment to the region, we’ll continue to explore compelling ways we can use the positive power of Twitter to strengthen our communities through employee engagement, platform activation, and corporate giving,” it added