Following Monday’s announcement by the government of Uganda that all forms of movement will be halted for the next 2 weeks across the country in an attempt to contain COVID-19, SafeBoda has suspended ride-hailing services temporarily and turned the focus to deliveries.
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SafeBoda is acting in compliance with a directive issued by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.
According to SafeBoda, their new service is going to work by connecting different businesses with their riders who are now doing full-time courier services, allowing customers to place orders online – with SafeBoda concerned to deliver products to their customers affordably within the same day or even hour.
Need to re-stock Groceries, Essentials& Beverages? Stay Home,#StaySafe& SHOP on the SafeBoda App. FREE DELIVERY INCLUSIVE.
👉🏾Open your SafeBoda App
👉🏾TAP Food/Shop or Food Delivery.
👉🏾TYPE SHOP in search bar
👉🏾Select vendor and items
👉🏾Place your order+track delivery pic.twitter.com/rq8xcUBVa1
— SafeBoda (@SafeBoda) April 2, 2020
According to Sauti Tech, the company is making sure that its 18,000 SafeBoda Uganda riders and the growing community of entrepreneurs such as food and market vendors and shopkeepers can continue to provide for their families.
“We are therefore making food and grocery delivery safe during this COVID19 pandemic and lock down. This is important to us because safety and community has always been our priority. In addition to this all deliveries will be free.”
” After much consideration, we have decided to prohibit all people-to-people movement including those using private means. The ban on private transport takes effect at 10:00pm today. I would have given public time to adjust but scientifically this would cause more trouble as people would try to go to villages and instead transport the #Covid-19.