A number of Ghanaians on Twitter have been reacting to the news that the social media platform will establish its presence in Africa with its headquarters situated in Ghana.
Kayvon Beykpour, Twitter’s head of product in a blog post shared by Twitter Founder, Jack Dorsey said the company plans to hire its first product and engineering team in Africa in an effort to expand its operations and workforce in emerging markets to attract more users.
The news has since brought about reactions on the platform with hashtag #TwitterGhana topping the trends with numerous engagements.
In a post shared on Monday April, 12, Jack Dorsey wrote; “Twitter is now present on the continent. Thank you Ghana and @NAkufoAddo.”
Responding to the news, Ghana’s President Akufo-Addo said the decision to set up a headquarters was critical for the country’s development in the technology sector.
“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.”
“As I indicated to @jack in our virtual meeting of 7th April 2021, 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. These are exciting times to be in, and to do business in Ghana,” President Akufo-Addo expressed.
See some reactions below