Twitter’s Decision To Close Its Africa Office Unfortunate – Akufo-Addo
“I think that is very unfortunate that, that should take place. The more organizations like that have local outlets, the better for all of us.”
President Akufo-Addo says the closure of Twitter’s Africa office is unfortunate. According to him, the presence of the technology company was one that was desired strongly.
However, President Akufo-Addo said he understands the action as its part of a global restructuring of the company.
“It was not too long ago that it was up, but I understand it is part and parcel of a global restructuring of a company that is taking place under the new owner.”
“I think that is very unfortunate that, that should take place. The more organisations like that have local outlets, the better for all of us,” the President said.
Following controversial $44 billion takeover by Elon Musk, there has been massive layoffs. These layoffs also affected almost all its staff in Ghana, which was home to its only office in Africa.
The manner of the lay-offs was criticised with some accusing the new Twitter boss of discrimination. The staff received messages about the end of their contracts to their personal accounts, after being denied access to work emails.
This action followed news Mr Musk intends to eliminate nearly 75 percent of Twitter’s staff in an effort to pay down a debt burden.