Popular social media platform, Twitter, has announced the establishment of its Africa headquarters in the Republic of Ghana.
Announcing this in a blog post, the product lead and co-founder of the platform, Kayvon Beykpour, and the Director, Product Management, Uche Adegbite, explained why the organisation chose Ghana over other African countries, such as Nigeria.
The firm said it chose Ghana because it is a champion of democracy, supporter of free speech, online freedom and it has an open internet.
Also, the firm said the country’s interest to host the Secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Area aligns with its goals.
“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.”
Commenting on the development, The President of Republic of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo said:
“The choice of Ghana as HQ for Twitter’s Africa operations is EXCELLENT news. Gov’t and Ghanaians welcome very much this announcement and the confidence reposed in our country.
As I indicated to the Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey, 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. These are exciting times to be in, and to do business in Ghana.”