Social media company, Twitter, has chosen to set up a new office for Africa in Ghana.
Jack Patrick Dorsey, the CEO of Twitter, shared on his Twitter account earlier today April 12, 2021 that Twitter is now present in the continent due to the growth strategy of the network.
“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,” he said.
He explained that Ghana’s lead in democracy and also its appointment to host the The secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) aligns with their goal to improve their service across Africa.
“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,” he further explained.
He added that the company is looking for specialist to work with them while they explore the opportunity to establish an office in Ghana.
“We are looking for specialists to join several teams including product, design, engineering, marketing and communications. 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”.
In a response to this, the President Nana Akufo-Addo revealed on his Twitter handle that he told Jack in their virtual meeting on April 7, 2021 that this is a start of a beautiful partnership between Twitter and Ghana which is critical for the development of the tech industry in Ghana.
“As I indicated to @jack in our virtual meeting of 7th April 2021, this will start a beautiful partnership between Ghana and Twitter, which is critical for the development of Ghana’s hugely important tech sector,” the President indicated.
He added that these are exciting times to do business with the country.
Story by: Farida Seidu | Radio Univers