Uber officially launches in Tanzania


Popular taxi hailing service, Uber has continued its planned expansion in Africa by launching in Dar Es Salaam, making the city the first in Tanzania to have Uber presence.

Uber which recently launched in Ghana’s capital Accra and in Uganda’s Kampala city a few weeks ago revealed that it is excited to launch its ride-sharing platform to the people of Dar es Salaam.

Alon Lits General Manager for  Sub-Saharan Africa said: “We are proud to launch Uber in Tanzania at such an exciting point in its growing economy. As the infrastructure of Dar es Salaam rapidly urbanises, so the demand for affordable, easy and flexible transport grows.”

He added, “We have set the standard for connecting people to world-class offering of affordable and reliable rides at the touch of a button. Our service complements existing transport options, so we can all work together to reduce traffic congestion and the environmental impact of transport in the city.”

To celebrate the launch, users in Dar es Salaam will enjoy six free rides for three days. Dar Es Salaam is the 475th City in the world to have Uber presence.

Uber which is considered one of the fastest-growing companies globally, also operates in eight other African countries including South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Egypt and Morocco.

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