Uber and Taxify drivers in Uganda under the Smart Online Divers Association (SODA) on Monday petitioned the Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, over unfair working conditions and exploitation by the transport sharing networks.
In their petition, they revealed that they had failed to meet with the local management of the networks, who declined to deal with associations or groups but individual drivers.
The petitioners, were accompanied by Workers MPs Hon. Margaret Rwabushaija and Hon. Agnes Kunihira.
They said that Uber and Taxify in Uganda have exploited the drivers working with them to deduct a 25 per cent commission despite charging very low rates for their clientele.
Speaker Kadaga said that it was necessary to identify in which ministry to place the online taxi hire drivers so as to properly streamline their business.
The online taxi business came to Uganda in 2017 starting with Uber. Uber has since been joined by Taxify. They both operate both motor cars and motor cycles.
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