Ride-hailing app, SafeBoda in partnership with Yuvraj TVs has today announced an initiative to provide food supplies to over 3,000 of its drivers, following the directive by President Museveni to halt public transport due to the rising cases of Covid-19 which has heavily affected the income and livelihood of many SafeBodas drivers.
The drivers or any other public transport service is not supposed to work until the end of this month when the 42-days of lockdown are lifted.
Safeboda Co-Founder, Rapa Thomson Ricky says the company is highly indebted. “Covid-19 has left so many in our community struggling. When our people are affected, we also need to come in and help. This program will provide relief to the drivers who need it the most,” he said.
He adds that the donations are part of SafeBoda’s commitment to its value proposition of safety and well-being to its community of both customers and drivers, especially during the pandemic.
“We shall continue to support our SafeBoda drivers in this trying moment. We urge everyone to keep observing the SOPs put in place to halt the spread of the virus,” he said during the donation activity administered at the SafeBoda Academy in Kyebando.
TVS contributed over 500 bags of 5kg maize flour and beans to this cause to help Safeboda drivers support themselves and their families in these hard times.
Following the SOPs, while receiving donations, riders were called into different groups to pick up their alms. The process was done in the form of a drive-through where there will be no physical contact between parties making sure all SOPs are observed.