Minister in charge of Communication Ursula Owusu has indicated that the decision by Twitter to establish the Africa headquarters in Ghana affirms Ghana’s reputation in the digital space.
Ther Minister who could not hide her excitement posited that the news is a great one for Ghana’s ”vibrant tech community”.
To her, this would create better opportunities for the digital space.
Twitter has in line with its growth strategy announced plans to actively build a team in Ghana.
According to Twitter, this is to truly serve the public conversation.
Twitter said its mission is to serve the public conversation, and it’s essential, for the world and for them to increase the number of people who feel comfortable participating in it.
The company commended Ghana for its role in deepening democracy and free 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.”
It added: ”Whenever we enter new markets, we work hard to ensure that we are not just investing in the talent that we hire, but also investing in local communities and the social fabric that supports them. We have already laid foundations through partnerships with Amref Health Africa in Kenya, Afrochella in Ghana, Mentally Aware Nigeria Initiative (MANI) in Nigeria, and The HackLab Foundation in Ghana. As part of our long-term commitment to the region, we’ll continue to explore compelling ways we can use the positive power of Twitter to strengthen our communities through employee engagement, platform activation, and corporate giving.
We still have much to learn but we are excited to listen, learn, and engage. Public conversation is essential to solving problems, building shared ideas, and pushing us all forward together. We can’t wait for the next step on that journey.”
The Minister reacting in a post said: ”Great news for our vibrant tech community as Twitter chooses Ghana to host its Africa regional hub.
Affirmation of our growing reputation in all things digital.
The revolution in this space is quietly unfolding. I’m too excited for words!! From Ghana to the world!!”