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.
“The launch of Uber in Abidjan is a first in French-speaking Africa and contributes to the international influence of the city while creating new economic opportunities,” Marjorie Saint-Lot, Country Manager for Uber in Ivory Coast reportedly said at the launch last Thursday.
With a population of about 5 million people, a limited public transport system and car ownership, Uber says Abidjan is a perfect fit for its services.
“We are eager to offer Abidjan and tourists a new way to get around the city and complement the existing transport infrastructure,” said ALon Lits,…