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Twitter Africa Head Office: Why We Picked Ghana- Jack

Twitter Africa Head Office: Why We Picked Ghana- Jack
Twitter Africa Head Office: Why We Picked Ghana- Jack(Photo by Twitter)

The CEO of Twitter, Jack has explained why they have chosen Ghana for the location of Twitter Africa Head office, as mixed reactions trail the choice of the social media giant.

Twitter founder Jack Dorsey who on Monday confirmed in a tweet on his official handle on Monday 12th April 2021, that they are about siting Twitter Africa head office in Ghana, gave reasons for their choice of Ghana.

The statement released by the social media group stated reasons they have decided to site the Twitter Africa head office in Ghana, and it all has to do with freedom of expression both on and off social media.

Twitter are saying that, unlike these other countries, Ghana has championed democracy, and they are also a supporter of free speech, online freedom, and the Open Internet, of which Twitter is also an advocate. 

Twitter also praised the Government of Ghana, where they said:

“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.

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,” the statement said.

See the full statement on the Twitter Africa headquarters in Ghana:

Twitter’s mission is to serve the public conversation, and it’s essential, for the world and for Twitter, to increase the number of people who feel comfortable participating in it. To do this, we need to make it easier for everyone to join in and provide more relevant experiences for people across the world.

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. 

We are looking for specialists to join several teams including product, design, engineering, marketing and communications. Full details on current job openings can be found on the Twitter Careers site. 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. 

Why Ghana?

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. 

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. 

As part of our long-term commitment to the region, we’ll continue to explore compelling ways we can use the positive power of Twitter to strengthen our communities through employee engagement, platform activation, and corporate giving. 

We still have much to learn but we are excited to listen, learn, and engage. Public conversation is essential to solving problems, building shared ideas, and pushing us all forward together. We can’t wait for the next step on that journey,” the statement said.

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