American Tech giant, Twitter has announced that the company has chosen Republic of Ghana to be its headquarters in Africa.
It was reported that Twitter co-founder, Jack Dorsey had an intensive virtual meeting with the President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Akufo-Addo on the choice of the country.
Twitter in a statement explained the reason why they picked Ghana ahead of other great African nations stating how Ghana has been a champion for democracy, a supporter of free speech, online freedom, and the Open Internet, of which Twitter is also an advocate.
The statement also revealed Ghana’s willingness to host the Secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Area aligns with their overarching goal to establish a presence in the region that will support the company’s efforts to improve and tailor its services across Africa.
Read the statement in full below;
Establishing Twitter’s presence in Africa
Twitter’s mission is to serve the public conversation, and it’s essential, for the world and for Twitter, 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.
We are looking for specialists to join several teams including product, design, engineering, marketing and communications. Full details on current job openings can be found on the Twitter Careers site. Aligned with our existing WFH policies, we look forward to welcoming and onboarding our new team members remotely so that we can make an immediate impact while we explore the opportunity to open an office in Ghana in the future.
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.
We still have much to learn but we are excited to listen, learn, and engage. Public conversation is essential to solving problems, building shared ideas, and pushing us all forward together. We can’t wait for the next step on that journey.
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