Bolt, the leading ride-hailing platform in Africa, has rewarded some of its top drivers for their impressive performance and contribution to the business in 2022. The top-two drivers received brand-new Suzuki cars while the Best New Driver was rewarded with a Nasco refrigerator. The drivers were rewarded for, among other things, completing more trips, going online more, and maintaining stellar ratings on the Bolt platform.
The first 50 new drivers of the year were also feed while those who signed up and took their first Bolt trip within 24 hours were also rewarded with fuel coupons.
The two top drivers, Ebenezer Adu and Vincent Amoah, were handed the keys to their new Suzuki Alto and Suzuki Swift cars at a ceremony held at the Bolt Ghana office, with other drivers in attendance. Aaron Gbadam also received his reward for being the Best New Driver.
David Kotei, Country Manager for Bolt Ghana, expressed his excitement at seeing more drivers get rewarded by Bolt in addition to the regular income. In his speech at the awards ceremony, he noted: “At Bolt, our drivers are at the heart of our business. It is because of their dedication, passion, impressive performance and contribution to the business that we have today rewarded over 40 drivers in Ghana”.
He said about Bolt’s overall success story in Ghana: “Bolt is proud to partner ordinary Ghanaians in making their own ambitions for their lives come true. Since we started in Ghana, our service has not only been received warmly, but has also been widely accepted as a profitable option for Ghanaians seeking full-time or part-time employment. As a technology company, it is refreshing to see how simply the public has taken to our product, and gives feedback that makes us better. For instance, we have now included rider drop off locations when a request is made to enable drivers make informed decisions”.
He used the opportunity to encourage other drivers who were not rewarded to continue giving their best and serving riders diligently.
Ebenezer Adu expressed his appreciation to Bolt Ghana for his new car, saying: “I was a taxi driver for 10 years and later switched to driving Bolt for 2 years. I’ve had a much better experience on Bolt than I have ever had in my 12 years of driving, and I’m happy to have been rewarded with a brand-new car. Bolt has been good to me over the years, and I am grateful because I can use the proceeds to look after my family and meet my needs.
Vincent Amoah, who was also rewarded with a car, in his remarks, said: “I’ve been driving with Bolt for three years now and the interesting thing I’ve always told myself whenever I drive past the Bolt offices is that the white car belongs to me. Here I am, winning this car for real. It hasn’t come easy. It took a lot of hard work and determination, waking up early and being customer-focused”.
Bolt is committed to bettering the lives of its drivers, with most drivers earning an average of GH¢800 weekly. With just a tap on the app, riders can request rides to any part of their city, whether in Accra, Kumasi, Takoradi, or any of the other cities where Bolt is making a difference in Ghana.