Twitter sites African hq in Ghana, gives reasons


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Twitter’s decision to site its African headquarters in Ghana despite having a Nigerian, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, on its board is generating conversations on the platform.

CEO Jack Dorsey started it all when he took to his verified handle to make the announcement, congratulating Ghana and its President, Nana Akufo-Addo.

He tweeted:

Explaining the choice of Ghana, the company said in a blog post on Monday:  “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. ”

President Akufo-Addo reacted, describing Dorsey’s announcement as “excellent news”.

Well, many Nigerians are not happy with the news, querying the choice of Ghana wiith a little over two million Twitters users (Jan. 2021) compared to Nigeria’s over three million users.

As always, there are a lot of bants in-between.

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