The giant Twitter firm is set to starts operations in Ghana from September this year.
The Deputy Director for the Diaspora Affairs, Office of the President, Dr. Nadia Adongo Musah, who announced this said the company is currently interviewing its first batch of employees.
According to her, “Twitter is here because of what we did in 2018. A Nigerian who was part of the team that attended the full circle event we organized in 2018 helped us to get this tech giant”.
Speaking to Asaase Radio, in Accra, she said, the Twitter founder is currently in the country helping to conduct interviews for the first batch of employees Twitter will be working with.
He explained that “If things go as scheduled, they will be opening their office here in Ghana next month [September]”.
The American microblogging and social networking service Twitter announced on Monday 12 April that it has settled on Ghana to establish its Africa headquarters
The social networking service on 12 April 2021 announced that it has settled on the West African country to establish its Africa headquarters.
The choice of Ghana for its operations came as a surprise for many, triggering a heated debate about the business environment for technology start-ups across the continent.
However, for the social media giant, its decision was based on Ghana’s support for free speech.
Twitter said in a statement in April, that “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”.
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