Free Speech: Ghana becomes focal point for Twitter’s Africa Operations
Ghana has become the focal point for Twitter’s Africa operations.
This development was announced by the management of the micro-blogging platform on Monday.
Affirming the development, Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey Tweeted: “Twitter is now present on the continent. Thank you Ghana and @NAkufoAddo.”
Justifying the choice of Ghana, the management said: “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.
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“Furthermore, Ghana’s recent appointment to host the secretariat of the African Continental 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.”
Ghanaian President, Nana Akufo-Addo took to his official Twitter handle to appreciate the gesture.
He Tweeted: “The choice of Ghana as HQ for Twitter’s Africa operations is EXCELLENT news. Government and Ghanaians welcome very much this announcement and the confidence reposed in our country.
“As I indicated to @Jack in our virtual meeting of 7th April 2021, this is the start of a beautiful partnership between Twitter and Ghana, which is critical for the development of Ghana’s hugely important tech sector.
“These are exciting times to be in, and to do business in Ghana.”