Thursday, 30 June 2016

Uber signs SOU with Ghanaian Ministry of Transport

Uber signs SOU with Ghanaian Ministry of TransportThe Ghanaian Ministry of Transport and Uber have entered into a Statement of Understanding (SOU) to officially welcome Uber in Ghana’s largest city, Accra, last week.


Uber (https://www.Uber.com) was privileged to have Honourable Fifi Kwetey, Minister for Transport and the Ambassador of the United States to Ghana, Robert Porter Jackson at Uber’s launch event in Accra on Thursday 09 June to sign the SOU along with Alon Lits, General Manager for Uber Sub-Saharan Africa.


The agreement takes note of the discussions that have been started with the Ministry on growing the shared economy and the benefits of efficiency and competition that will be passed onto every day Ghanaians in the form of increased choice and lower costs. The SOU is a start in producing a new, forward-looking regulatory framework that allows for ridesharing technology and regulates its use and adoption by both riders and the individual drivers and companies that use it to source business.


Ghana's adoption of Uber is an excellent example of a tech savvy nation - not only of consumers but drivers as well. Uber’s technology has the potential to reduce the number of cars on the road and create thousands of economic opportunities across Accra and Ghana. Read more....

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