Twitter, the leading American social networking and microblogging enterprise, has reportedly announced plans to open its first-ever Africa office in Ghana. With this, the social media firm joins the likes of Facebook as well as a number of other tech companies that have started operations to Africa.
According to reports, Twitter has stated that the company would be recruiting over 11 individuals and that it has listed the job openings in Ghana. The new 11 employees would mark the firm’s first hires throughout the African continent.
During his visit to South Africa, Nigeria, Ethiopia, and Ghana in 2019, Twitter founder, Jack Dorsey, had stated that ‘Africa would define the future’. On Monday, Dorsey made a tweet announcing the news of the new hires, effectively saying that Twitter has now entered the continent.
For the record, The job opportunities advertised throughout Ghana include openings for positions such as marketing, engineering, as well as communications specialists.
In an official statement, the company stated that today, in accordance with the company’s growth strategy, Twitter is thrilled to announce that it is now actively assembling a team in Ghana. Twitter also said that the new team members from Ghana would be working from their home, remotely under the company’s work-from-home policies. Meanwhile the company would be exploring opportunities to open a new office in Ghana soon.
As per Twitter, Ghana’s strong support towards online freedoms and free speech has made it the firm’s first choice for its African location. Twitter also added that the fact that Ghana’s capital, Accra, is home to secretariat of African Continental Free Trade Area also played a part towards its decision to start in the country.
The President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo, tweeted that the nation would be the location for Twitter’s headquarters for the African continent. Although, it is to be noted that this information has not been included in Twitter’s official statement.