Jack Dorsey, co-founder and CEO of Twitter is expected to move to Ghana in the coming weeks as he prepares to set up the company’s Africa headquarters in Accra.
The Minister of Communications and Digitalisation, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, who confirmed in a Breakfast Show said the American technology entrepreneur will stay in the country for at least six months.
According to Owusu-Ekuful, the temporary relocation is to enable Dorsey to facilitate other operations of Twitter across the continent.
Wooing more investors
Owusu-Ekuful said she is optimistic the move by the Twitter CEO will help attract other investors into the country.
“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.”
No job for the boys
The minister asked the youth to take advantage of the jobs being offered by the microblogging firm, adding that government will not influence any employment at the company.
“So, it is going to energise this whole space but go out there and apply, and it is not just limited to Ghana alone, so put in your application and you will be able to get there.”
The American microblogging and social networking service Twitter on Monday 12 April announced that it has settled on Ghana to establish its Africa headquarters.
According to Twitter, it chose Ghana because “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”.
It added: “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.”