Ghana is set to Become Twitter Headquarters of Africa.
Kayvon Beykpour, head of consumer product at Twitter announced in a Twitter blog post on Monday, April 12 that Twitter is set to officially establish it’s presence in Africa and Ghana has been chosen as the promise land.
The Stanford University graduate said in his post that in line with Twitter’s mission, it is essential to ensure that people feel comfortable engaging in public conversation, and to achieve this, Twitter must become more immersed in the rich and vibrant communities that drive the conversations taking place every day across the African continent.
According to the post, Ghana’s impressive record with Democracy, support for free speech, online freedom, and the open internet which Twitter is an advocate for, combined with their recent appointment to host The Secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Area were major reasons behind the selection.
He also revealed that there’s an ongoing recruitment for specialists to join several teams including product, design, engineering, marketing and communications.
Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey, Ghanaians all over Twitter including President Nana Akufo-Addo have taken to Twitter to express their delight over the announcement.
However, many Nigerians have expressed disappointment over the news, alleging that although the country has the largest number of active social media users, government’s anti-business policies hae robbed the country of such a huge opportunity.
You can see Kayvon Beykpour’s full post here.