As part of its continued expansion into other African countries, global ride-hailing service — Uber Technologies, has officially launched its operations in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire’s capital city.
Abidjan, with about 5 million population is Uber’s newest market and its first expansion into an African Francophone country.
Speaking on what this development represents for the people, businesses of Abidjan in particular, and the rest of the country at large, the Country Manager for Uber Côte d’Ivoire, Marjorie Saint-Lot, noted that “the launch in Abidjan puts the city on the global map whilst creating even more avenues for wealth and earning opportunities amongst the people.”
With Uber now in Côte d’Ivoire, the country’s transport sector is expected to have an upward shift towards meeting the mobility demands of its citizens and also contribute meaningfully to the national Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
Cote d’Ivoire is the third West African country Uber is launching its service in after Nigeria and Ghana, and the eighth country in Africa. The service joins already existing ride-hailing services in the city like TaxiJet, Yango, and Moja Ride.