ROAM Africa, is calling it a day in Tanzania in a move to cut operational costs, focus on its major markets, and grow to profitability, as the Ringier-owned operation tries to make sense of marketplace business in Africa.
ROAM Africa announced it has ”decided to discontinue its local operations in Tanzania, namely BrighterMonday Tanzania, EverythingDar, and Cheki Tanzania. Employers and Jobseekers can continue to benefit from our online services, now in a different way.”
The firm added that the BrighterMonday Tanzania website will remain operational and accessible, in a limited capacity up until the 30th of November 2020. Users will still be able to perform free basic functions on the website, such as posting a listing and applying for jobs.
However, there will be no offline support or payment functionality and all local and offline business operations will cease on the 30th of November 2020. The firm will be reached via a contact form on its website henceforth.
Though BrighterMonday is shutting down, all its jobs and other content, will from the 1st of December 2020 be found on ZoomTanzania. Users will be redirected to ZoomTanzania, the free classifieds platform.
Cheki Tanzania was to be shut down four ago when BrighterMonday Rwanda called it a day but if there is any content left, it’ll be probably hosted on ZoomTanzania.
“We will fulfill all current obligations with our current customers and suppliers before the 30th of November 2020. The brand and website remain owned and operated remotely by ROAM Africa, who will evaluate the options to enter the market again in the future,” said the company.
ROAM Africa will continue to operate in Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal, Kenya, Uganda, and Ethiopia where its marketplaces are performing well.