American microblogging and social networking service Twitter, has announced a decision to build a team in Ghana to truly serve public conversation.
According to the company, it is ready to be more immersed in the rich and vibrant communities that drive conversations taking place every day across the African continent.
Twitter, in a release on Monday 12th April 2021, indicated its mission is to serve public conversation, and therefore it is essential for the world and for the company to increase the number of people that feel comfortable participating in its mission.
“To do this, we need to make it easier for everyone to join in and provide more relevant experiences for people across the world.”
“We are therefore looking for specialists to join several teams including product, design, engineering, marketing and communications,” the release said.
Ghana, the company said, has been a champion of democracy and a supporter of free speech, online freedom and Open Internet, which Twitter has been a staunch advocate of.
“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.”
“Whenever we enter new markets, we work hard to ensure that we are not just investing in the talent that we hire, but also investing in local communities and the social fabric that supports them,” it added.
Twitter indicated that in Africa it has already laid foundations through partnerships with Amref Health Africa in Kenya, Afrochella in Ghana, Mentally Aware Nigeria Initiative (MANI) in Nigeria, and also The HackLab Foundation in Ghana.
It assured that as part of long-term commitment to the region, the company will continue to explore compelling ways it can use the positive power of Twitter to strengthen communities through employee engagement, platform activation, and corporate giving.
“We still have much to learn but we are excited to listen, learn, and engage.”
“Public conversation is essential to solving problems, building shared ideas, and pushing us all forward together. We can’t wait for the next step on that journey,” the company said.
Meanwhile full details on current job openings can be found on the Twitter Careers site.
Aligned with its existing WFH policies, Twitter looks forward to welcoming and onboarding new team members remotely so that it can make an immediate impact while it explores the opportunity to open an office in Ghana in the future.