Uber refutes being directed by Transport Ministry

General Manager West Africa, Lola Kassim,

The management of the technology giant, Uber, has denied being directed by the Ministry of Roads and Transport to undertake any ‘branding of vehicles signed up to the app’ as being purported by a section of the local media.

In a press statement following some speculation in the media, the General Manager West Africa, Lola Kassim, said there was no conclusion in their recent stakeholder meeting called by the Transport Ministry, a week ago.

She explained that there was a stakeholder meeting convened by the Ministry of Transport of Ghana on January 10, 2018, “where we further highlighted our commitment in continuing to work with relevant regulatory and government agencies.”

“We also reiterated the fact that our technology is open and non-exclusive and we will continue to offer it to transportation service providers including taxi operators who would like to take advantage of the economic opportunities it can provide.”

She noted that while no conclusions have been reached, we will continue these conversations towards outcomes that benefit all stakeholders in the transportation ecosystem.

Lola Kassim said “Uber is committed to continually providing the great people of Ghana a safe, reliable and flexible solution to urban transport at the tap of a button. We’re proud to be bringing more choice to Ghana – and providing economic opportunities for riders and driver partners alike.

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She hinted that meeting will be continued next month with officials of the Ministry of Transport of Ghana to further update stakeholders on the outcomes of our policy outreach.”

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