Twitter lays off staff at its only Africa office


American communications company, Twitter has fired almost all the staff at its only African office in Ghana, according to reports.

In an email released by the corporation, the firm “is re-organizing its operations as a result of a need to reduce costs” and is widely believed to be part of the global layoff introduced since Elon Musk, the new owner took over.

Barely a year ago, the office in Ghana was opened with the company saying it wanted to be more engaged in African conversations, and today, the staffs were denied access to their work mails before receiving messages informing them about the end of their contracts on their personal accounts.

The mail warned the staffs not to “contact or deal with any customers, clients, authorities, banks, suppliers or other employees of the Company and are required to inform the Company if contacted.”

Furthermore, staffs were warned not to commence any other employment or engagement until their last day with the organization, while wishing them the very best in their future endeavors.

Recall Elon Musk, Twitter’s new owner, has been laying off staff globally, saying he had no choice but to reduce the company’s workforce as they were losing more than $4m a day.

However. the dismissed staffs said the move is against the local labor laws of Ghana which state that employers must give employees at least three months’ notice before the termination of contract date.


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