SafeBoda, Dlight Uganda enter partnership

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Boda boda ride-hailing app , Safeboda has entered into a partnership with Dlight Uganda Limited to empower its driver  and river community with affordable smartphones for use during the provision of the transport services.

The partnership will enable SafeBoda and SafeCar drivers to access smartphones on a hire purchase basis with an initial deposit, and then complete the payment in a period of 365 days.

Commenting on the partnership, Rapa Ricky Thomson, the SafeBoda co-founder and director appreciated D.light’s efforts of transforming society with pay as you go technology.

“As a brand, we believe that the future of urban transportation is about community, supporting drivers to make more money, and enhancing their welfare. This partnership brings this to life, Ricky said.

“We are a brand built on the backbone of community development with our SafeBoda and SafeCar drivers forming a big part of this. When the drivers are happy, then we are confident about giving our customers a world-class experience.”

Douglas Gavala, the Managing Director at d.light Uganda Limited said the partnership will go a long way in  partnership in increasing the number of smartphones among the members of the public.

“This partnership is about enabling the rider community to acquire smartphones in the most financially convenient way that doesn’t affect their cash flow. We all have to appreciate that a smartphone is more than just a phone. It is an enabler for work, business, education, and access to a wealth of information,”Gavala said.

SafeBoda recently added an option to order a car on its app, with the SafeCar product.

In this new offering, the company prioritizes convenience and gives more control to the customer, while ensuring the driver is as well satisfied and according to official, one way of doing so is by subsidizing the cost of the devices they use.

The smartphones offered to drivers include Nokia and Samsung and interested drivers are required to make an initial deposit at the SafeBoda Academy, and complete their payment by making daily, weekly, bimonthly, monthly, and quarterly payments.

 

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