Earlier this week, Uganda’s ride-hailing startup SafeBoda released a recent update of its app. However, the most captivating feature of the app is its ability to allow SafeBoda customers load credit using either MTN mobile money or Airtel Money.
With this new feature, SafeBoda enables cashless rides for every boda trip. This new feature, which can be done in three simple steps, allows SafeBoda’s customers to just walk away at the end of their trip, thus removing the hassle of trying to find change.
Combining this with upfront pricing, which removes the stress of having to bargain with the Boda Boda riders, SafeBoda is making itself one of the most convenient ways for one to get around Kampala.
In order to use this new feature, existing customers will need to go to the Play Store to
update their app to the latest version. Following that, they simply go to ‘Payment
Options’ in the App Menu and follow the simple instructions to load their account.
In an official press release we received, SafeBoda co-founder Maxime Dieudonné said, ‘this is the most exciting update we’ve made on the app to date. Our aim is to improve the boda experience for both customers and riders in terms of safety and convenience. Making trips cashless and removing the hassle of carrying change is a big step in that direction.’
SafeBoda was founded in 2015 to provide a safe, more convenient, mobile-first alternative to urban transportation for Africa’s booming young population.