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Twitter Explains Why They Picked Ghana As Its African Headquarters



Tech giant Twitter moments ago announced that the company has chosen Ghana to be its headquarters in Africa.


Reports says this announcement comes after the owner and founder of the company, Jack Dorsey had an intensive virtual meeting with the president of the Republic of Ghana, H. E Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo.

Twitter in explaining the reason why they picked Ghana ahead of other great African nations stated how Ghana has been a champion for democracy, a supporter of free speech, online freedom, and the Open Internet, of which Twitter is also an advocate.

The statement also revealed Ghana’s willingness to host the Secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Area aligns with their overarching goal to establish a presence in the region that will support the company’s efforts to improve and tailor its services across Africa. 


“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. 


Whenever we enter new markets, we work hard to ensure that we are not just investing in the talent that we hire, but also investing in local communities and the social fabric that supports them. We have already laid foundations through partnerships with Amref Health in Kenya, Afrochella in Ghana, Mentally Aware Nigeria (MANI) in Nigeria, and The HackLab Foundation in Ghana. As part of our long-term commitment to the region, we’ll continue to explore compelling ways we can use the positive power of Twitter to strengthen our communities through employee engagement, platform activation, and corporate giving. 

We still have much to learn but we are excited to listen, learn, and engage. Public conversation is essential to solving problems, building shared ideas, and pushing us all forward together. We can’t wait for the next step on that journey.