Twitter is now available on the continent of Africa.
In a tweet that was accompanied by a blog on Twitter’s official website, CEO Jack Dorsey confirmed that the social media giant has now established its headquarters (HQ) on the continent, with Ghana serving as the home country for the HQ.
“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,” read the blog.
The blog also announced that Twitter was “actively hiring” in Ghana. Specialists in the fields of product, design, engineering, marketing, and communications are all wanted, and interested parties who qualify can apply on the careers site.
Dorsey also thanked Ghana’s president, Nana Akufo-Addo, for facilitating the deal. President Akufo-Addo responded to Dorsey’s announcement positively, in a series of tweets of his own.
“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,” tweeted President Akufo-Addo. “As I indicated to [Jack Dorsey] 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.”
The Twitter blog also made clear that the reason the company chose to do business in Ghana was that the country “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.”