On Friday, Taxify Uganda, a ride-sharing platform announced a boda-boda option on the Taxify app in Uganda with hundreds of boda-boda riders already signed up to the platform and ready to accept rides anywhere in the city.
“At Taxify, we are always sensitive to the needs of local markets. Our main goal is to provide the most convenient, affordable and reliable way to move from place to place within cities. Boda is a good product for the people of Kampala as it fits well into the culture and is a category that has great potential to provide a steady source of income to many people in Uganda.” Shivachi Muleji, East Africa’s Regional Supply Manager, said.
He further noted that Taxify has taken measures to ensure that certain guidelines are followed to protect both the boda boda riders and the passengers by carrying out due diligence pre-trip, first aid training for riders and providing rider gear (helmets, first aid kit and reflector jackets). “We most certainly believe that these trainings will equip boda boda riders to handle any situation that arises in their day to day work and will emphasize on the importance of driving safely,” added Shivachi.
Taxify Boda will charge 500 UGX Base fare, 70 UGX per Minute, 400 UGX per KM, and 1000 UGX Minimum Fare.