Jack Dorsey, Twitter CEO has announced on April 12 that Twitter is now present in African and its headquarter will be in Ghana.
“Twitter is now present on the continent. Thank you Ghana and Nana Akufo-Addo” Jack tweeted.
The Ghanaian President Nana Akufo- Addo welcomed the news via a virtual meeting with Jack on April 7.
“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. 1#TwitterInGhana
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. #TwitterInGhana#TwitterGhana
These are exciting times to be in, and to do business in Ghana.”
Why Ghana? The Jack led Twitter disclosed the reason the HQ will be in 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.”
This development has got Nigerians talking and expressing their disappointment in the country and the Buhari led government.