In a tweet, Twitter’s co-founder and CEO, Jack Dorsey, confirmed the company’s presence on the continent.
He said “Twitter is now present on the continent. Thank you Ghana and Nana Akufo-Addo”
Nana Akufo-Addo disclosed in his answer that he had a virtual meeting with Jack on April 7, 2021.
He also announced that the headquarters for Twitter’s Africa operations will be in Ghana.
“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.”
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. 1/3 #TwitterInGhana #TwitterGhana https://t.co/HdCqFgXK0x
— Nana Akufo-Addo (@NAkufoAddo) April 12, 2021
Meanwhile, Nigerians have taken to Twitter to express their reactions with the new growth.
See reactions below:
Nigeria has 33M active social media users. Meanwhile, Ghana’s total population is just 31.5M, with 8.2M social media users.
— Adewale Adetona (@iSlimfit) April 12, 2021
Whereas, the flat-chested giant of Africa is currently running a full blown dictatorship; scaring away economic development. A nation that disrespects its own laws will be unattractive to innovators and investors. To be mild, the ruthless regime of Buhari is a plague on Nigeria. pic.twitter.com/wVdxjUnamp
— FESTUS OGUN (@mrfestusogun) April 12, 2021
Twitter is now in Africa, Ghana to be precise;
And here’s why.
Shame on “Giant of Africa”. pic.twitter.com/tQhfWrUsOA
— OBEHI (@thisTEMI) April 12, 2021