Ghanaians Twitter users are absolutely buzzing after Jack Dorsey, CEO of the mini blog announced their decision to establish their African continental headquarters in the country.
According to Kayvon Beykpour (Product Lead, Twitter and Co-Founder, Periscope) and Uche (Adegbite Director, Product Management, Global Markets), the decision became necessary as the company decide to increase the participation of people in conversation and to make it easier for the people all over the world to connect with one another.
The two indicated in a blog post on their official website that Ghana was chosen because of its championing of democracy in Africa, onlne freedom and open Internet.
This they said is in line with Twitter’s directive of promoting freedom of speech.
“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. 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”.