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Uber Suspends Its services in Tanzania

by Milcah Lukhanyu
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Uber,a US based ride hailing company has suspended its operation in Tanzania after six years of operation. On Thursday April 14, 2022 the company announced it will not provide services in the country until further notice.

In a statement sent to customers nationwide, Uber noted that they will not operate until an agreement is reached with the authorities

According to Uber“Current regulations on the transportation sector have created an environment that is not friendly and has been a challenge in our business.”

 Uber noted that the suspension is temporary and they are ready to work with the authorities to reach agreement that will have impact in that sector. “This is a difficult time for all of us, but this does not mean that it is the end of everything.  We are ready to co-operate with the relevant authorities and reach agreement that will create stable environment for our business,” reads part of statement.

The said that they  will come back and continue to provide reliable transportation for their customers when the issues are settled. “We would like to take this opportunity to thank you sincerely – for choosing our app to make your trips within Dar es Salaam where we have been providing our services for the past six years,” the statement noted

Uber  is   mobility  service provider headquartered in America with operations in approximately 80  countries -11 of them in Africa. and 10,500 cities. Its services include ride-hailingfood deliverypackage deliverycouriers, among others. In the fourth quarter of 2021, Uber had 118 million monthly active users worldwide and generated an average of 19 million trips per day.

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