The citizens of Kampala were introduced to Uber on 02 June 2016, with Kampala being the 462 city to offer people the chance to get a ride at the tap of a button, at an affordable price. Alon Lits, General Manager for Sub-Saharan Africa Uber says, “Ugandans have been extremely welcoming, with interest from locals and riders joining the platform every day. We have been especially privileged to have recently heard of the support of Uber by Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda.”
His Excellency, Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda of Uganda recently welcomed Uber to the country during an interview with Forbes.com₁, saying “Uganda is a good place for Uber to invest. It is going to improve services to our people and with improved services, capacity to do business increases. So Uber is very welcome. The coming of Uber is very welcome because it will increase the competition, create jobs and make it easier for Ugandans to get affordable [transport] services”.
“We are honoured to receive this recognition from his Excellency, Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda. Everyday Uber connects millions of global citizens to affordable and reliable rides by offering a friendly and reliable complement to existing transport options. We can help improve urban mobility in Uganda while providing fruitful opportunities for driver-partners’” said Lits.
With its people, energy, innovation, entrepreneurial and rapidly growing economy, Kampala is proving to be a very exciting place for Uber to operate in.