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Uber is Now Available in Kampala

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Back in March this year, we told you that Uber has plans to expand its services to three more African countries before the end of the year. These are Ghana, Tanzania and Uganda.

Uber has finally expanded to Uganda and its services are now available in the capital, Kampala. Kampala becomes the third city in East Africa for Uber with the other two being Nairobi and Mombasa in Kenya. The company first launched its services in Nairobi last year and only expanded to Mombasa a few months ago.

Expansion to Kampala is strategic for the company that is trying to tap into the growing workforce in the country.

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Alon Lits, General Manager for Uber Sub-Saharan Africa says, “We’re really excited to be launching Uber in Kampala, a world-class African city. We are inspired by the city’s rapidly developing infrastructure and spirit of entrepreneurship and look forward to` giving people in the city an affordable, easy and flexible choice to move around the city safely and reliably.”

“At Uber, we are proud to connect millions of global citizens every to affordable and reliable rides. By offering a friendly and reliable complement to existing transport options, we can help improve urban mobility in Kampala. We are mindful of the city’s current traffic congestion, and we aim to be part of the solution in improving it, while creating new, fruitful opportunities for drivers. Ultimately, we hope to reduce the strain on the city’s roads, and minimise the environmental impact of traffic congestion that is part of a growing economy.”  

To celebrate its expansion into Kampala, Uber is providing free rides to all Ugandans. These free rides will be available between 1pm Thursday 2 June 2016, and midnight on Sunday 5 June 2016. To enjoy the free rides, enter the promo code MoveUganda during this period. You are only limited to about 6 free rides to a maximum of USh 20,000 for each ride.

Lits adds, “Uber is part of a broader evolution in transportation. It is a new and exciting platform that is changing the way we travel and shaping the future of cities across the world. Kampala is a progressive, forward-thinking city that is ready for safe, reliable and efficient transportation and we are so excited to be launching here.”

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