After announcing the location of its first office in the African continent yesterday, a blog statement has reported that Twitter is looking to hire 11 locals.
“Twitter’s mission is to serve the public conversation, and it is 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,” the microblogging and social networking service said.
“Today, in line with our growth strategy, we’re excited to announce that we are now actively building a team in Ghana,” the statement said.
Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey said he is committed to not just investing in local talent, but also 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,” he said.