Uber is now the most valuable startup in the world.
Uber is now the most valuable startup in the world.

Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, joins the list of smart transportation hubs in Africa as the 475th city in Uber’s growing global network, following their previous success in other African cities including; Abuja, Accra, Alexandria, Cairo, Cape Town, Casablanca, Durban, Johannesburg, Kampala, Lagos, Mombasa, Nairobi and Port Elizabeth.

Uber’s innovative platform connects drivers with riders in real time, at the touch of a button.

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.

Alon Lits General Manager Uber Sub Saharan Africa speaking at the Dar es Salaam launch.
Alon Lits General Manager Uber Sub Saharan Africa speaking at the Dar es Salaam launch.

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

“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.” he added