Since its launch in September in Sub-Saharan Africa, Uber has signed up 1.8 million active riders and 29,000 active driver-partners with South Africa leading the pack with 969 000 active riders and 12 000 active drivers while Nigeria comes in second with 267 000 active riders and 7 000 active drivers.
Sub-Saharan Africa doesn’t include North African countries like Algeria, Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia. Ghana has 140 000 active riders and 3 000 active drivers, Kenya: has 363 000 active riders and 5 000 active drivers while Uganda has 48 000 active riders and 1 000 active drivers compared to Tanzania’s 53 000 active riders and 1 000 active drivers.
“Currently we have more than 29,000 driver-partners taking advantage of Uber’s earning opportunities. Drivers love being as flexible as they like; earning what they want, when they want, whether it’s a full-time entrepreneur or someone looking to supplement their income,” says Uber General Manager for Sub-Saharan Africa, Alon Lits.
Uber continues to open support hubs across the continent to ensure driver-partners are well-equipped. Apart from existing hubs across the continent, three more of these state-of-the-art Greenlight Hubs were opened in Dar Es Salaam, Nairobi, Kampala, Kumasi and Lagos this year and, in addition to offering driver-partners technical and app support, Uber also offers information sessions and workshops to driver-partners.
Lits added, “four years have gone by incredibly quickly. We’ve learnt and grown; we look back at our time in sub-Saharan Africa with pride because we’ve achieved so much and look forward to what’s next to come.”,