Twitter picks Ghana for first Africa jobs

Written by Augustine Sang

Published on 13th April 2021

The social media giant joins Facebook and other tech companies moving into Africa, where founder Jack Dorsey spent a month in 2019. PHOTO | AFP

 “The choice of Ghana as HQ for Twitter’s Africa operations is EXCELLENT news. 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.” – Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo

 Jack Dorsey, the co-founder and CEO of Twitter, announced that the company will be hiring eleven employees in Ghana. This will make Ghana the first African country that Twitter will be recruiting workers from. The positions that Twitter are recruiting for are in communications, marketing and engineering.

 In 2019, Dorsey had spent a month visiting Ghana, Nigeria, Ethiopia and South Africa. After his visit, Dorsey stated, “Africa will define the future”.

 Twitter has publicly stated that one of the reasons for the company’s expansion to Ghana is the country’s support for free speech and freedom from internet censorship. Twitter confirmed that the new employees will be working from home for the time being but there are considerations to possibly open a permanent office base in Ghana in the future. Twitter is following in the footsteps of other tech companies such as Facebook, which had announced that they would be opening an office in Lagos, Nigeria in 2021.

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