Twitter has announced its African presence by setting up a base of operations in Ghana.
The tech giant said in a statement that it is actively building a team in the West African country in line with its growth strategy, and hailed Ghana as a supporter of free speech, online freedom, and the open internet.
“Twitter’s mission is to serve the public conversation, and it’s essential, for the world and for Twitter, to increase the number of people who feel comfortable participating in it,” it said in a statement.
The company said it wanted to be more immersed in the rich and vibrant communities that drive the conversations taking place every day across the African continent.
“Twitter is now present on the continent,” CEO Jack Dorsey tweeted. “Thank you Ghana and (Ghanaian president) @NAkufoAddo.
President Akufo-Addo said 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. This is the start of a beautiful partnership between Twitter and Ghana, which is critical for the dev’t of Ghana’s hugely important tech sector,” he said.