Twitter has today announced that it’ll be establishing its presence in Africa and has chosen Ghana’s capital, Accra as its headquarters.
The social media giant announced this on Monday afternoon saying;
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.
According to them, Ghana’s support for free speech, democracy, online freedom and open internet coupled the presence of the headquarters of African Continental Free Trade Area influenced its decision to choose Ghana.
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.
The president of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwah Akuffo Addo reacting to the announcement said;
He continued by saying;
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. 2/3
Ghanaians have since reacted to the news with positivity as many believe this is a start of good things for the tech giant.