Microblogging and social networking service provider, Twitter, has explained why it chose to locate its Africa office in Ghana and not Nigeria.
Twitter has recently announced its Africa office will be located in Accra, capital of Ghana.
It however clarified Nigeria remains its target market though the office will be in Accra.
The company in a post by Kayvon Beykpour and Uche Adegbite, Twitter’s Product Lead, and Director, Product Management, Global Markets, respectively said: “Today, in line with our growth strategy, we’re excited to announce that we are now actively building a team in Ghana.”
The social networking service said its new team members would be working remotely under its work-from-home policies while it explores “the opportunity to open an office in Ghana in the future”.
Amid reactions from Nigerians that the continent’s biggest market was snubbed, Twitter said it chose Ghana as the country is a champion of democracy.
It said its decision was informed by Ghana’s “support for free speech and online freedoms.”
It added that Ghana’s recent appointment to host the Secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) also influenced its decision.