Ghana selected as Twitter's African operations centre, begins hiring staff
Ghana has been announced as the latest operations hub for social media giant, Twitter.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Jack Patrick Dorsey officially made the announcement of the company's Headquarters on the African continent by launching in Ghana.
In his statement, Dorsey thanked President Nana Akufo-Addo for opening the doors for the billion-dollar company to set up operations in the West African country.
Defending the reason for this choice, he cited Ghana's fame for free speech and democracy.
"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."
The Twitter CEO noted that this move will be to invest in the country's local communities alongside the upliftment of talents.
"Whenever we enter new markets, we work hard to ensure that we are not just investing in the talent that we hire, but also investing in local communities and the social fabric that supports them. We 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."
In response, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo described the decision as "excellent news" and welcomed by the government and the people.
Twitter stated that "We are looking for specialists to join several teams including product, design, engineering, marketing and communications".
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