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The Reason Behind Twitter Opening Its Office in Ghana and Not In Nigeria

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On Monday, 12th of April, 2021; Twitter tweet about their recent progress about having an office in Ghana.

Jack Dorsey CEO of Twitter made this known on Monday.

Twitter said the main reason of opening an office in Ghana is mainly based on some factors. He said the factors were the country’s AfCFTA negotiations, internet access, online and offline free speech policy.

“As a champion for democracy, Ghana happens to be a supporter of free speech, online freedom, and the Open Internet, of which Twitter is also an advocate, “Twitter reveals in a statement’.

In continuation, Ghana’s recent appointment to host The Secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Area centres with our overarching goal to establish a presence in the region that will support our efforts to improve and tailor our service across Africa.

Ghana Relationship With Twitter 

Ghanaian President Nana Akufo – Addo expressed delight at Twitter’s decision to open its African headquarter in the country.

Look at what Akufo Addo Tweeted

The Ghanaian President revealed that he met with Dorsey virtually on April 7, where they both reached an agreement on Twitter’s activity in Ghana. Akufo – Addo said the contract “is the start of a beautiful partnership between Twitter and Ghana, which is critical for the development of Ghana’s hugely important tech sector.

‘These are exciting times to be in and to run business in Ghana’.


Many citizens of Nigeria are very disappointed about Twitter’s choice of having its office in Ghana and not Nigeria where tech space looks ripe for the company’s presence in Africa.

According to global digital insights providers, said there were 85.49 million internet users in Nigeria in January 202. The number of internet user in Nigeria increased by 2.2million [+2.6%] between 2019 and 2020. Internet penetration in Nigeria stood at 42% in January 2020. But according to this results, Ghana outranked Nigeria with these figures: Internet Users in Ghana at 14.76million. The number of internet users in Ghana increased by 1.0million [+7.5%] between 2019 and 2020. Internet penetration in Ghana stood at 48% in January 2020.

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