In the fierce competition to become known as the most iconic nation in Africa by hosting the regional headquarters of one of the world’s leading social media company, Twitter has already chosen a surprise winner.
The reason why Ghana won the contest for the headquarters is very simple – the decision was based on shared values, as Ghana is known for its strong support for “free speech, online freedom, and the open internet”.
There is also the fact that Ghana also serves as the HQ for the African Continental Free Trade Area – established to accelerate intra-African trade and freedom of movement – seems to have cemented Ghana’s appeal as a gateway to the region.
Ghana was a way of becoming “more immersed in the rich and vibrant communities that drive the conversations taking place every day across the African continent”, Twitter said.
Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo was quick to retweet the news, saying it was the start of a “beautiful partnership” and critical for the development of Ghana’s tech hub.
“These are exciting times to be in, and to do business in Ghana.”