Ride-hailing service Taxify has finally launched in Kampala, Uganda as it continues to expand its business in Africa.
The Estonian start-up comes into the market with a lower cost business model, allowing passengers to pay cheaper fares and also letting drivers retain more of the profits. Taxify is trying to attract drivers by offering a lower commission fee on fares of 15%.
To celebrate our launch, we are offering a 15% discount to riders from now until the end of November #TaxifyinKla
— Taxify Uganda (@Taxify_ug) October 27, 2017
Fares start from as low as UGX600 per/km and the minimum fare of UGX4500 is valid until the end November
Taxify will be looking at out-compete the already existing ride-hailing platforms in Uganda including Uber, QuickTaxi and Friendship Taxi.
The ride-hailing platform claims they hundreds of drivers have already signed up to the platform and ready to accept rides anywhere within the city