The co-founder and CEO of Twitter, Jack Dorsey has in a tweet announced plans by the company to established physical presence on the African continent in Ghana.
In a statement, Dorsey said Twitter is now actively building a team in Ghana “to be more immersed in the rich and vibrant communities that drive the conversations taking place every day across the continent.”
He said: Twitter is now present on the continent. Thank you Ghana and Nana Akufo-Addo.
According to Twitter, the decision to kick off its African expansion with Ghana stems from the country’s dealings with AfCFTA and its openness toward the internet.
Twitter indicated several roles, from product and engineering to design, marketing, and communications, for job openings in the company. However, individuals will fill these roles remotely as Twitter makes plans to establish an office in the country later.
In his response, Nana Akufo-Addo revealed that he held a virtual meeting with Jack on April 7, 2021.
He further revealed that Twitter’s Africa operations will have its Headquarters in Ghana.
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.
As I indicated to @Jack in our virtual meeting of 7th April 2021, this is the start of a beautiful partnership between Twitter and Ghana, which is critical for the dev’t of Ghana’s hugely important tech sector.
These are exciting times to be in, and to do business in Ghana.