Taxify, ride-sharing platform has launched its services in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on 8th December 2017 with hundreds of drivers signed up to the platform and ready to accept rides, the company indicates.
“Dar es Salaam is a huge and thriving market 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 15% commission from its drivers, which is lower than the 25% that competitors take, resulting in lower prices for riders and more take-home pay for drivers, the company stresses.
In June 2016 app-based taxi service Uber officially launched in Dar es Salaam with rates set at TZS466 per km.
Taxify operates in 20 countries in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Central America. It was founded in 2013 in Tallinn, Estonia, where it is also headquartered.
Headquartered in San Francisco, California, Uber was founded in 2009. In 2012, it started its international expansion and is now present in 73 countries.
Dar Es Salaam is the largest city in Tanzania and in East Africa with a population of 4.5 million (2012).