Twitter has established its first presence on the continent of Africa by opening up an office in Ghana. By setting up an office in Ghana, Twitter hopes to "be more immersed in the rich and vibrant communities that drive the conversations taking place every day across the continent.” In the coming weeks and months, Twitter expects to fill roles in engineering, marketing, communications and design.
"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," Kayvon Beykpour and Uche Adegbite of Twitter wrote in a blog post.
"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."
Twitter hopes that this will be the start of a long, fruitful relationship with business owners and government officials in Ghana. Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo believes that having the social media giant in the country will not only help expand their tech sector, but also promote freedom of speech nationwide.
“The choice of Ghana as HQ for Twitter’s Africa operations is excellent news. Government and Ghanaians welcome very much this announcement and the confidence reposed in our country,” Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo said.
“As I indicated to Jack in our virtual meeting on 7th April 2021, this is the start of a beautiful partnership between Twitter and Ghana, which is critical for the development of Ghana’s hugely important tech sector. These are exciting times to be in and to do business in Ghana."
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