Twitter breaks grounds in Africa, Ghana to host headquarters

Twitter, the Micro blogging site, and tech giant has announced it will be siting its Africa regional head office 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”, says Twitter. In affirmation of this move, Twitter has commenced recruitment of its Ghana team to be made up of local designers, engineers, and marketers.

The Minister of Communications, Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful (MP), has expressed her anticipation of what Twitter will bring into Ghana’s communication space. “I believe that with the coming of twitter into Ghana, not only will there be job opportunities for Ghanaians, but Ghanaians will have more confidence in using the Twitter application because now they know that any concerns or challenges, they might face as users will be handled at their door step”.

According to Twitter, Ghana was chosen because of her understanding and practice of   democracy, as well as her support of free speech, online freedom, and the Open Internet. In addition, Twitter saw Ghana’s hosting of the African Continental Free Trade Area Secretariat as aligning with their overarching goal to establish a presence in the region that would support the company’s efforts to improve and tailor services across Africa.

The Tech giant indicated that “Twitter’s mission is to serve the public conversation, and it is essential, for the world and for Twitter, to increase the number of people who feel comfortable participating in it. To do this, we need to make it easier for everyone to join in and provide more relevant experiences for people across the world”.

The Ministry looks forward to working with Twitter to provide Ghanaians with increased use of the application to meet their communication needs.