11 December 2017

Tanzania: New Ride-Hailing APP Launched in Dar

A NEW ride-hailing app Taxify, has launched its services in Dar es Salaam to give commuters more options in private urban transport.

The new ride-hailing app comes up with premium service that rivals a similar offering by Uber with new products, new locations for its services. "Dar es Salaam is a huge and thriving marketplace for private urban transport.

We're very excited to launch here and are confident that Taxify can effectively contribute to healthy competition by improving the quality of service and providing an opportunity for drivers to make a sustainable income," Shivachi Muleji, Regional Expansion Manager, said.

Taxify takes only 15 per cent commission from its drivers, which is far lower than the 25 per cent that competitors take, he said noting that the lower commission allows Taxify to offer both lower prices for riders and more take-home pay for drivers.

Taxify OÜ is an Estonian international transportation network company headquartered in Tallinn, Estonia. The company develops and operates the Taxify mobile application, which allows people to request a taxi or private driver from their smartphone.

It operates in 20 countries in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Central America.

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