Twitter on Monday announced that it is opening its first African office in Ghana.
“Twitter is now present on the continent,” Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey tweeted on Monday. “Thank you, Ghana and Nana Akufo-Addo.”
Twitter said its decision to open an office in Ghana is based on the country’s AfCFTA negotiations, access to the internet, online and offline free speech policy.
“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,” Twitter said in a statement.
“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.”
Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo expressed delight at Twitter’s decision to open its African headquarters in the country.
“The choice of Ghana as HQ for Twitter’s Africa operations is excellent news,” Akufo-Addo tweeted. “Government and Ghanaians welcome very much this announcement and the confidence reposed in our country.”