Richard Ginika Izuora
Social media network, Twitter on Monday, April 12, said it has designated its Africa’s operational headquarters in Ghana.
Twitter made this announcement via a tweet on its handle l; stating the move will grant the company the opportunity to “be more immersed in the rich and vibrant communities; that drive the conversations taking place every day across the African continent.”
Twitter likewise explained that the reason behind choosing Ghana as its Africa headquarters is because the country is the champion for democracy; and also practices freedom of speech and online freedom.
This announcement comes after the company’s CEO Jack Dorsey’s visited Ghana in December 2019.
President Nana Akufo-Addo in a tweet described Twitter’s choice for Ghana as “Excellent news”.
“The choice of Ghana as HQ for Twitter’s Africa operations is excellent news. Government and Ghanaians welcome very much this announcement; as well as the confidence reposed in our country. As I indicated to Jack Dorsey [Twitter CEO] 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 development of Ghana’s hugely important tech sector,” he added.