Twitter Sets Up It’s First African Headquarters In GhanaNkafu 237 | 13.04.2021 | 0 | Trending
One of the world’s biggest social media platforms, Twitter, has announced that it is setting up its first-ever African Headquarters in Ghana, West Africa. The CEO and Co-founder of Twitter, Jack Dorsey made the announcement this Monday, April 12, 2021, in a tweet and thanked the President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo for the opportunity.
An excerpt of a statement from Twitter reads: “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. “
🇬🇭 Twitter is now present on the continent.
— jack (@jack) April 12, 2021
Why Choose Ghana?
According to Twitter, 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. Also, Ghana’s recent appointment 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 their efforts to improve and tailor their service across Africa.
Twitter has added that while in Africa, they will work hard to ensure that they are not just investing in the talent that they hire but also investing in local communities and the social fabric that supports them, as it has always been their tradition when they enter a new market.
In addition, the American microblogging and social networking service say they 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 and as part of their long-term commitment to the region, they will continue to explore compelling ways they can use the positive power of Twitter to strengthen their communities through employee engagement, platform activation, and corporate giving.