Uber Signs SoU Agreement With Ghana’s Ministry Of Transport

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Less than a month after it started business in Accra Ghana, Uber is announcing that it has signed a Statement of Understanding, SOU agreement with Ghana’s ministry of transport for its ride-sharing business in the country.

According a statement released by Uber, the agreement takes note of the discussions that have been started with the Ministry on growing the shared economy and the benefits of efficiency and competition that will be passed onto every day Ghanaians in the form of increased choice and lower costs. The SOU is a start in producing a new, forward-looking regulatory framework that allows for ridesharing technology and regulates its use and adoption by both riders and the individual drivers and companies that use it to source business.

Ghana’s adoption of Uber is an excellent example of a tech savvy nation – not only of consumers but drivers as well. Uber’s technology has the potential to reduce the number of cars on the road and create thousands of economic opportunities across Accra and Ghana.

Alon Lits, General Manager for Uber Sub-Saharan Africa said, “The SOU is a fantastic first step for Ghana to become a smart city of the future and shows the critical role technology will play in creating thousands of economic opportunities for Ghanaians as well as assisting in reducing congestion on roads. Ghana is a top priority for Uber and we are excited about this agreement to update regulations, drive innovation, create thousands of entrepreneurship opportunities, and provide safe, reliable transport options for the people of Ghana.

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