UBER EXPANDS TO DAR ES SALAAM
(Posted 16th June 2016)
Dar es Salaam has now joined the UBER revolution in East Africa as the latest city after Nairobi, Mombasa and Kampala, where the service was launched just three weeks ago.
This makes good of the promise the company made on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum for Africa, held in Kigali last month, evidence that the local transport industry needs shaking up.
Alon Lits, UBER’s General Manager for Sub Saharan Africa, expressed his delight over the latest addition when he said that he was proud to see the company expand so rapidly and so successfully.
It remains to be seen if the web based transport hailing service will also expand to Arusha or Mwanza, Tanzania’s second and third largest cities, as in particular Arusha is commonly referred to as East Africa’s safari capital and visited by tens of thousands of foreign tourists as they embark on their safaris.