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EXCLUSIVE: How Ghana outshines Nigeria to receive Twitter Africa Headquarters

Technocrat Media Nigeria

GHANA – Twitter, also known as the bird app announced the launch of its African Headquarters located in Accra, Ghana on Monday by its chief executive officer, Mr. Jack Dorsey.

According to the statement made on its blog, “Twitter’s mission is to serve the public conversation, and it’s essential, for the world and for Twitter, to increase the number of people who feel comfortable participating in it. To do this, we need to make it easier for everyone to join in and provide more relevant experiences for people across the world. 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”. 

Why The Choice of Ghana?

According to Twitter, 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 also stated that Ghana’s recent appointment as the headquarters of The Secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Area aligns with their overarching goal to establish a presence in the region that will support their efforts to improve and tailor its service across Africa.

According to Ghana’s data on its investments showed that the country has been intentional about attracting tech investments through multinationals and creating immersive experiences for the diaspora communities which gulped millions of Cedis on marketing Year of Return and injected $1.9b into its economy in 2019 to show foreign investors that the country was ready for business.

Nigeria’s Budget on Tech Development

According to BudgiT, N347m was allocated for the establishment of incubation hub in (6) geopolitical zone in Nigeria, N200m was allocated for ICT cadre management: provision of ICT working tools and capacity building, and N103m was allocated for the establishment of zonal marketing offices by the federal ministry of communication technology in 2019.

As revenue from oil is winding down day by day, is the Nigerian government prepared to harness the potentials in the non-oil sectors such as tech, agriculture, and others to grow its economy? Nigeria’s policy, regulatory and physical environments remain unattractive to investors. Power issues remain unsolved after investments of several billions of dollars. Niergia is falling because of leadership.

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