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 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