Yego Innovision has launched Rwanda’s first centralised booking system for cars and motorcycle Taxis called Yego 9191. The platform makes booking and paying for taxis far easier, with standardised fares and it also makes travel safer for both the passengers and the drivers.
According to the company, Yego 9191 was developed with the support and approval of Rwanda’s Government.
Yego 9191 neither requires a smartphone nor an App. Users can get a taxi by just dialling 9191 for free on any mobile network. This is the direct opposite of other ride-hailing services operating in Rwanda and across Africa.
sUser will speak to the Yego agent and provide their location, and whether they’d like a car or a motorcycle taxi. Lastly, they will get a free SMS text message with the licence plate number, driver’s name and phone number within a few minutes.
Yego 9191 also stated that the new initiative will address Africa specific issues like lack of proper addresses, inaccurate maps and the language barrier between passengers and taxi drivers.
Recently, Yego bagged IoT Product or Service of the Year and at the AfricaCom awards and Best App in Africa for Mobility and Transport at the AppsAfrica awards.
Yego has been working with the Rwandan Government since 2016 to regulate the traditionally informal taxi market. It is the first company in the country to receive a license to provide taxis with Intelligent Connected Fare Meters (ICFM).
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