Twitter Africa office closure unfortunate – Akufo-Addo

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Twitter Africa office closure unfortunate

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has described the decision by Twitter to fold up its satellite office in Africa as unfortunate.

“We had looked forward to its presence,” he told journalists in the US.

The President added: “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 organizations like that have local outlets, the better for all of us.”

The tumultuous start to Elon Musk’s reign saw sweeping reductions in the workforce at the social media company.
Musk’s Twitter laid off nearly all the employees in its only African office just four days after it opened in the Ghanaian capital Accra.

Reports say that only one employee appears to have been retained in the Ghana office after the global job cuts.

“It’s very insulting,” one former employee said in an interview with CNN. “They didn’t even have the courtesy to address me by name. The email just said ‘see attached’ and yet they used my name when they gave me an offer.”

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Musk has fired half of Twitter staff, ushered out most of the top executives, and ordered the remaining staff to stop working from home.

The company has reportedly also made huge reductions in India, one of its biggest markets. It laid off more than 90% of its staff in Asia’s third-largest economy last weekend, according to a Bloomberg report.

The firings followed news last week that Musk planned to eliminate nearly 75 percent of Twitter’s staff in an effort to pay down a debt burden.

Shortly after taking the helm of Twitter, Musk reportedly ousted several senior figures, including Agrawal; Ned Segal, the chief financial officer; and Vijaya Gadde, the head of legal policy, trust and safety.

As part of the takeover agreement, nine members of Twitter’s board departed the company, leaving self-styled Musk as the sole director.



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