The Minister of Communications and Digitalisation, Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, has revealed to the general public that Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey will relocate to Ghana in June.
Jack Patrick Dorsey is an American technology entrepreneur and philanthropist who is a co-founder and the CEO of Twitter, and the founder and CEO of Square, a financial payments company.
“Jack will be based in Accra, so this will be his base while he visits the other countries on the continent and I am hoping that his friends would also follow him and see what he finds so special about Accra,” she told show host Kojo Mensah.She added:
“And they will enjoy it and love it here so that their businesses will also follow them here because when they see the fine country we have, and the very knowledgeable young people, excited about the opportunity and will take advantage of it.
”On April 12th, the American microblogging and social networking service announced it was establishing its African presence by setting up a headquarters in Accra.
“Today, in line with our growth strategy, we’re excited to announce that we are now actively building a team in Ghana. To truly serve the public conversation, we must be more immersed in the rich and vibrant communities that drive the conversations taking place every day across the African continent,” the statement read.
Earlier this month, on April 12, 2021, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey made the announcement to set up its first Africa presence in Ghana.
In a short post on Twitter, he wrote: “Twitter is now present on the continent. Thank you Ghana and Nana Akufo-Addo.”In a separate statement, Twitter gave a number of reasons why it picked Ghana as the place for headquarters in Africa.
The American microblogging and social networking service said Ghana is a champion of democracy and supports free speech.It also praised the country’s acceptance of online freedom and open market, adding that Ghana’s appointment to host The Secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Area also played a role in the decision.