Dar es Salaam today becomes the 475 city to join in Uber’s growing global network. With the launch of Uber, the company stated that Dar es Salaam has joined the list of smart transportation hubs in Africa.

Alon Lits General Manager for Uber Sub-Saharan Africa said: “We are proud to launch Uber in Tanzania at such an exciting point in its growing economy. As the infrastructure of Dar es Salaam rapidly urbanises, so the demand for affordable, easy and flexible transport grows.”

He added, “We have set the standard for connecting people to world-class transport, moving millions of global citizens every day through our offering of affordable and reliable rides at the touch of a button. Our service complements existing transport options, so we can all work together to reduce traffic congestion and the environmental impact of transport in the city.”

Lits added: “Uber is part of a broader global evolution in transportation. Dar es Salaam is a vibrant, thriving city with a growing youthful labour force that is ready to welcome and support our service. Together, in partnership with the current transport system in Dar es Salaam, we will shape the future of urban travel to benefit passengers, drivers and the environment. We are so excited to be launching here.”