Taxi giants Uber has suspends its operations in Tanzania effective April 14th six years since it commenced operations in 2016.
“UBER has suspended its operations in Tanzania effectively Thursday, April 14 over new fares announced by the Land Transport Regulatory Authority (LATRA). The App-based taxi service was launched in Tanzania on 15th June 2016.” Said Tanzania updates
Uber through a statement confirmed that they will no longer conduct operations as the business environment in the country is not friendly. They further noted that the suspension will remain in place until when an agreement is reached with authorities.
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“Current regulations on the transportation sector have created an environment that is not friendly and has been a challenge in our business,” Said Uber
The taxi giants further confirmed that the notice does not mean they will not resume business but they are ready to co-operate with the relevant authorities until when the environment is stable.
“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 agreement that will create stable environment for our business,” Read the statement
Uber thanked everyone who has been part of their services within Dar-es-Salaam for the last six years in operation.
“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,” Read the statement