On Monday, Jock Dorsey tweeted: "Twitter is in the continent. Thank you Ghana and @NAkufoAddo", to announce the first company office that will be set up in Africa.
The fact that Twitter boss, who visited Ghana in November 2019, thanked President Nana Akufo Addo, showed that this is an arrangement that has Ghana government backing.
The opportunity for Dorsey to live, share and contribute directly to Africa tech community, even if it's from Ghana, is one thing that many people in the industry won't joke with.
The announcement received reactions including one from Ghanaian leader, Nana Akufo-Addo who described the move as "excellent."
He tweeted, "the choice of Ghana as HQ for Twitter Africa operations is an EXCELLENT news."
Why Twitter choose Ghana?
It might be because of how Ghana support business.
World Bank said the ease of doing business in Ghana is 118, according to a data that they released in 2019. Compare this to the rank of 131 that their neighbouring country, Nigeria has.
To avoid confusion, the rank of 1 means that it's easy to do business in the country. So in this case, Nigeria is worse than Ghana.
But according to the social media giant, they chose to put the office in Ghana because it's a country that does well in democracy and also support "free speech, online freedom, and the open Internet, that Twitter advocates for."
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