Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to stay in Ghana for six months to help set up the company’s Africa headquarters
Last month Twitter finally announced that it is coming to Africa. The social media company said it was setting up a new office in Ghana which will serve as its African headquarters. This it said is also in line with its growth strategy.
“In line with our growth strategy, we’re excited to announce that we are now actively building a team in Ghana,” Twitter said.
“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.”
Twitter had already advertised a total of 12 positions across several roles, including product, design, engineering, marketing, and communications.
Reports now indicate that Twitter CEO and Founder Jack Dorsey will settle in Ghana for six months to help set up the new office in Ghana. In an interview with a local publication, Ghana’s Minister of Communications and Digitalisation, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, said Dorsey will stay in Ghana’s capital Accra and will reportedly make the move in the coming weeks.
Owusu-Ekuful also said, Accra “will be his base while he visits the other countries on the continent.”
Out of dozens of African countries, Twitter said it primarily settled on Ghana for its policies. Ghana woe the company for being “a supporter of free speech, online freedom, and the Open Internet.”
''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. '' Twitter said in a blog post.