Opening a new office of Twitter in Ghana comes as a surprise for many organizations. Twitter’s CEO – Jack Dorsey has a great passion for African regions and wants to exploit the local market opportunities.
A new office in Ghana will help Twitter to expand itself in the growing African tech sector.
Tweet By Twitter Blackbird
The continent has always been near and dear to our hearts.
And now, Africa is officially HOME. We’re pulling up to Ghana.
Have the Jollof ready, abeg. #TwitterInGhana
— Twitter Blackbirds (@Blackbirds) April 12, 2021
Africa is at a crucial stage in adopting digital platforms. As for now, Africa is the least interacted continent for using the internet. Only 1.3 billion citizens of the continent have internet access. But the scene will change rapidly as many social media platforms are offering various offers. Facebook itself has announced a sea cable for the 1 million citizens.
We’re excited to announce that we are now actively building a team in Ghana. 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.
Having internet to maximum places will bring some new opportunities for the platform. On the other hand, Twitter is trying its best to use those opportunities from ground level. Twitter can be an important tool for the users during the transition but only if Twitter can make some partnerships with local users.
Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo Welcome Tweet
The choice of Ghana as HQ for Twitter’s Africa operations is EXCELLENT news. Gov’t and Ghanaians welcome very much this announcement and the confidence reposed in our country. 1/3 #TwitterInGhana #TwitterGhana https://t.co/HdCqFgXK0x
— Nana Akufo-Addo (@NAkufoAddo) April 12, 2021
The company is also planning to hire some local designers, engineers, marketers, and much more as a part of a new expansion. Currently, there is no such information that Jock Dorsey will head up to Ghana Branch. But yes once the branch is open he’ll be the keen visitor over there.