Twitter chose Ghana to settle on the African continent. The announcement was made on Monday, April 12, 2021 in a company press release. The social network plans to recruit eleven people to manage the office, which will soon open in Accras, the capital. Twitter justifies the choice of the country by respecting the foundations of democracy such as freedom of expression, freedom of the press, easy access to the internet as well as the allocation to the Ghanaian capital, Accra, of the secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Area (Zlecaf).
The social network Twitter wants to strengthen its presence in Africa. Ghana will soon welcome the team chosen by the company and tasked with working on the opportunities offered by this continent. Twitter plans to recruit 11 people and soon to open an office that will serve as its headquarters for the continent. Today, in line with our growth strategy, we are pleased to announce that we are building a team in Ghana,” Twitter announced in a statement released on Monday, April 12, 2021.
The Ghanaian head of state, Nana Akufo-Addo, welcomed the selective criteria that led to the choice of his country. “The choice of Ghana as the headquarters for Twitter operations in Africa is EXCELLENT news,” the Ghanaian president posted on Twitter, welcoming “the beginning of a great partnership”.
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. 1/3 #TwitterInGhana #TwitterGhana https://t.co/HdCqFgXK0x
— Nana Akufo-Addo (@NAkufoAddo) April 12, 2021
Like Facebook, which has already established itself in Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country, the social network Twitter also hopes to provide a healthy framework for discussion and exchanges for all Africans with quick and easy access. “We need to be more immersed in the rich and vibrant communities that set the tone for daily discussions across the African continent,’ the company said in the same statement.