By Motlagae Konyana
The San Francisco based social media platform Twitter has announced that its Africa headquarters will be in Ghana. The company’s co-founder Jack Dorsey made the announcement on Twitter Monday.
In a statement released on Monday, the social media giant said that they are excited to announce that they were actively building a team in Ghana in line with our growth strategy.
There was speculation that the site would choose Nigeria, Kenya or South Africa for its headquarters. However, management says Ghana’s recent appointment to host the African Continental Free Trade Area’s secretariat made it the fitting country for its headquarters.
The social media company joins Facebook with their move into Africa. Twitter’s founder, Jack Dorsey, said that Africa will define the future. This was after his African trip to Nigeria, Ghana, Ethiopia and South Africa in 2019. Dorsey’s tweet announcing news of the 11 hires on Monday said: “Twitter is now present on the continent.”
The new team members will be working remotely under the work-from-home policies.
Twitter has more than 25 offices around the world, and their move into Africa is the strategy of growth.