Popular social media network, Twitter is establishing a presence in Africa, with its Headquarters set to be located in Ghana. Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey recently made the announcement in a tweet on Monday, April 12, and Nigerians have been reacting.
According to him, Ghana was chosen because it is a country that champions democracy and supports free speech.
He added that Ghana’s recent appointment to host The Secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Area also aligns with Twitter’s overarching goal to establish a presence in the region that will support our efforts to improve and tailor our service across Africa.
His words, “Twitter is now present on the continent. Thank you Ghana and Nana Akufo-Addo.”
“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.”
“Whenever we enter new markets, we work hard to ensure that we are not just investing in the talent that we hire, but also investing 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.”
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