Bolt Uganda has expanded its footprint to Gulu city.
The ride-hailing firm says it will be charging from Shs2,000 for boda-boda rides and Shs8,000 for Bolt base.
Users will be able to access Bolt's wide range of riding categories such as Bolt Boda (one rider), Bolt Base (up to four riders), and Bolt XL, which takes up to six riders, following the launch on August 27.
Speaking at the event, Moses Mugerwa, the company’s operations manager, said one of Bolt’s main goals apart from providing value-for-money transport services countrywide is creating employment opportunities.
“Transportation is a significant factor in everyone’s day-to-day life. With our launch in Gulu, we aim to provide safe and quality transportation that’s easily accessible to anyone who needs it,” Mugerwa said.
“We see this move being beneficial not only to customers here in the North but also as a way to help combat the rising rates of youth unemployment in the region.”
The company recently revamped its app to make services more customer-centric.
As part of a drive to boost employment in Uganda, it has also assured its partners of constant operational evaluation in order to offer the best earnings on its e-hailing platform.
The emergency response button (SOS button) for passengers is also integrated into the app, allowing riders to easily connect to a 24/7 response service team if they are involved in any emergency while on a Bolt ride. Bolt entered into the Ugandan market in 2017.