Less than a month after launching in Accra Ghana, Uber, the ride-hailing app, has just launched its services in Dar es Salaam, capital of Tanzania.
In a statement issued by Uber, its innovative platform will now connects drivers with riders in real time, at the touch of a button in Dar es Salaam. “Whether you’re a local heading out with friends, in the city on business or exploring its tourist sites, Uber provides an affordable, safe and reliable way to get across the city.”
Uber sees Dar es Salaam as an exciting, rapidly growing market, this 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.
Speaking on behalf of Uber, Alon Lits General Manager for Uber Sub-Saharan Africa “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.”
Uber is now in 475 cities across 73 countries around the world. Uber is currently valued at USD 62.5 billion.