Vodafone Uganda Partners With Uber To Offer Technology-Based Transport Solution

 Vodafone Uganda, a 4G-LTE high-speed broadband data services provider, has partnered with Uber, the technology company that seamlessly connects riders to drivers, to provide first class transport services to Ugandans.

The partnership will be brought to life through Vodafone Uganda’s provision of 4G mobile devices and data for the first 200 driver-partners operating on the platform, to assist them in operations in and around Kampala.

According to Allan Richardson, CEO for Vodafone Uganda, the entry of Uber into the Ugandan market is affirmation of just how much technology can do in terms of solving everyday problems.

“This new exciting partnership with Uber is in line with Vodafone’s passion to use technology for the betterment of people’s lives. In partnering with Uber, an industry leader in its own right, Vodafone is driving the use of technology for safe, and affordable, transport solutions,” he says.

Vodafone Uganda CEO Allan Richardson at Jazzville, Bugolobi.

Vodafone CE0 Allan Richardson made the announcement

Bertrand Nembot, Uber launcher in Uganda said, “We are looking forward to working with Vodafone Uganda to offer safe and reliable rides to people across Kampala as well as working to reducing traffic congestion challenges within the City. Further, this partnership enables us to create hundreds of economic opportunities across the City.”

An illustration picture shows the logo of car-sharing service app Uber on a smartphone next to the picture of an official German taxi sign in Frankfurt, September 15, 2014. A Frankfurt high court will hold a hearing on a recent lawsuit brought against Uberpop by Taxi Deutschland on Tuesday. San Francisco-based Uber, which allows users to summon taxi-like services on their smartphones, offers two main services, Uber, its classic low-cost, limousine pick-up service, and Uberpop, a newer ride-sharing service, which connects private drivers to passengers - an established practice in Germany that nonetheless operates in a legal grey area of rules governing commercial transportation. The company has faced regulatory scrutiny and court injunctions from its early days, even as it has expanded rapidly into roughly 150 cities around the world. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (GERMANY - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT CRIME LAW TRANSPORT)

Uber now officially in Uganda

Riders will also benefit – anyone downloading and signing up for Uber will  get a free first ride up to UShs15, 000 which they can unlock using the promotions code “VODAFONE”. Riders can make use of this until July 31st 2016.

Uber launched operations in Uganda on June 2, 2016 and riders and driver-partners across the City have been embracing the service.

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