Twitter To Set Up African Office in Ghana

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As part of its growth strategy and need to expand, Twitter Inc.  has announced that will set up its African Office in Ghana as it is “actively putting a team together in Ghana”

This announcement came after Jack Dorsey, the Twitter Inc. CEO disclosed via Twitter app on Monday “Twitter is now present on the African continent. “Thank you, Ghana, and Nana Akufo-Addo,” he expressed his gratitude.

According to Twitter,  this step is “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.”

Twitter said its decision to open an office in Ghana is based on the country’s AfCFTA negotiations, internet access, online and offline free speech policy.

“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,” Twitter added

“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.”

With more than 600 tech hubs and rising, ranging from incubators and accelerators to co-working sites, Africa’s bright minds has the opportunity to engage in the Tech Space. While the startup is about the survival of the fittest, it is also one where the community is powerful. This move is also crucial to Ghana’s Tech development as well.
“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.”

Moji Alabi

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