Uber, the ride-hailing service, ceased their operations in Tanzania after six years.
Uber’s announcement came in the form of a statement addressed to customers across the country, revealing that it will not resume its operations in Tanzania until an agreement with the authorities is achieved.
“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 an agreement that will create a stable environment for our business,” read a part of Uber’s statement to its Tanzanian customers.
Uber indicated that the suspension is only temporary and that the company is willing to cooperate with authorities from the Land Transport Regulatory Authority (LATRA) to reach an agreement that will have an influence on the industry.
In a tweet from Tanzanian entrepreneur Given Edward, a screenshot of the statement can be read, captioned “Alright so Uber paused their services in Tanzania. Fact that they didn’t mention UberBoda makes me wonder if that will still be available.”
“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,” Uber’s statement said.
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