Dar es Salaam becomes next smart African city to offer Uber

June 15, 2016 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories

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Dar es Salaam in Tanzania has become the 475th city to join Uber’s growing global network. Dar es Salaam joins the expanding list of smart transportation hubs in Africa.

Following the success of Uber in many other cities, the company revealed that is excited to launch its ride-sharing platform to the people of Dar es Salaam.

Dar es Salaam’s exciting, rapidly growing market makes it a perfect fit for Uber. The World Bank states that Tanzania’s GDP growth rate is estimated at 6.8% for 2017 and the country is maintaining a low rate of inflation. Businesses are flourishing, with sectors such as transport, construction, and financial services booming.

At launch, Alon Lits General Manager for Uber 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 transport, moving millions of global citizens every day through our 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.”

Darryl Linington
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