- Amazon will soon have its headquarters in Cape Town, South Africa
- The headquarters has been incorporated into a project approved by the city
- According to the Mayor of Cape Town, the project will boost the economy of the city
Just like Twitter, another business giant has shunned Nigeria. This time, it is retail company, Amazon.
The company will be setting up its African headquarters in the City of Cape Town. According to BusinessTech, the project will see developers develop some part of the city that will house the retail giant as anchor tenant.
Also, the project is expected to accommodate several others, including housing opportunities.
With this, about 5,239 jobs will be created in the construction phase alone. The project will also create up to 19,000 indirect and induced jobs, it said.
Other parts of the development include:
- 59,600 sqm office space
- 20,700 sqm retail space
- 8,200 sqm hotel
- 4,100 sqm gym
- Restaurants, conferencing, school and events space
Meanwhile, the city mayor, Dan Plato has lauded the idea, saying that it will boost the economy of Cape Town.
He said it will offer massive economic and social and environmental benefits for the area.
According to him, the construction which will be in phases is set to take place over three to five years.
He said Precinct 2 will house the Amazon headquarters, which is 70,000 sqm of floor space.
Meanwhile, the federal government of Nigeria claimed that Twitter snubbed Nigeria and decided to set up its African office in Ghana because of unpatriotic citizens.
The minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed made the claim on Thursday, April 15, when he spoke with journalists in Abuja.
He explained that Nigeria with 25.4 million Twitter users, against eight million users in Accra, should have been the choice for the social media company.