After Twitter snub, here is why foreign big tech companies will choose other African countries instead of Nigeria
On Monday, April 12th the Nigerian social media space exploded following the news by Jack Dorsey the founder of Twitter revealed that his company will be setting up their African headquarters in neighboring Ghana.
This news means that Twitter is actively building a team in Ghana to drive the conversations taking place every day across the African continent.
The news by Jack was endorsed by Nana Akufo-Addo the President of Ghana.
Nigerians were outraged by the decision by the Twitter boss as the country are the most users of the platform on the continent.
The latest development means that big tech companies on the African continent include
Amazon in South Africa
Google in Nigeria, Ghana
Microsoft in Nigeria, Kenya
Twitter in Ghana
While Facebook is expected in Nigeria soon.
Twitter chose Ghana as the headquarters because it hosts the Secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Area, is a supporter of free speech, online freedom, and the Open Internet, and a champion for democracy.
Most of the qualities are lacking in Nigeria along with harsh working conditions present such as huge tax laws, no electricity and good roads hence cost of business are high which is why Twitter chose Ghana and most big tech companies moving forward will also do so.