- Jack Dorsey, the Twitter CEO, has revealed why Ghana was chosen as its headquarters
- This information was given via his Twitter handle @jack, on Monday, April 12
- According to him, Twitter is now present on the continent
Twitter, the American micro-blogging and social networking service, has selected Ghana as the headquarters for its operations in Africa.
Legit.ng reports that this was announced by the company's CEO Jack Dorsey in a tweet on Monday, April 12.
In his tweet, Dorsey stated that "Twitter is now present on the continent" and thank Ghana and President Nana Akufo-Addo.
A blog post on Twitter's official website was attached to Dorsey's tweet giving further details.
"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," the post read.
The post further explained Twitter's choice of Ghana as the Africa headquarters saying:
"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."
Following Dorsey's announcement, President Akufo-Addo has welcomed the news saying:
"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. "
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that President Nana Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) won the 2020 Ghana presidential elections, according to the country's election office, the Electoral Commission of Ghana.
It was reported that President Akufo-Addo won the December 7 presidential election with 51.295% which represents 6,730,413 votes.
The news media, quoting Jean Mensa who is the chairperson of the commission, stated that Akufo-Addo's main challenger, John Mahama of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), scored 47.36% which represents 6,214,889 votes.