Twitter often champions itself as a platform for public conversation, and over time, it has made changes to its user experience to make discussions more transparent. These include labels to identify heads of state and state-affiliated media accounts, as well as a community-driven approach to curb the spread of misinformation. Now, the firm has announced that it is opening a new office in Ghana to establish its official presence in Africa.
The move is a part of Twitter’s growth strategy to fuel public conversation. It believes that it needs to fully engage with African communities in order to drive constructive discussion related to the continent. As such, it is currently building a team in Ghana and is hiring for positions related to engineering, design, product, and marketing. As part of its work from home policies, new employees will be onboarded immediately and will work remotely, but the ultimate goal is to open a physical office in Ghana.
Twitter says that it chose Ghana as the location for its new office because of the country’s support for free speech and online freedom. Twitter says that it won’t just be hiring in Ghana but also be looking to strengthen and invest in local communities in various ways and initiatives, as it has done in the past.
If you’re interested and eligible for job openings in Ghana, you can head over to the Twitter Careers page to find out more details.