Ride-hailing service Safe Boda has added a feature that will allow customers to conveniently make orders for delivery of essential items amid the movement restrictions due to the coronavirus lockdown.
The new feature, according to Safe Boda, is to encourage people to support small businesses serving us so that we can stay home and stay safe.
With the Easter weekend knocking, SafeBoda says it’s still possible to stay home and support local businesses, by shopping and ordering food via the SafeBoda App.
Using the new feature-Shop, Safe Boda says it will be able to provide its vendors with access to customers during this uncertain time, provide customers with access to essential goods and SafeBodas riders with an avenue to continue earning an income.
Customers will be able to pre-order the their home essentials, food, groceries using the SafeBoda App from 1pm and have them delivered the next day.
“The lockdown of the country has been devastating on many Ugandans incomes, especially those who earn daily for survival. This demographic also makes up a significant percentage of our community,” the mobile tech transport service says.
“With the shutdown of all public transport, including boda bodas working up to 2pm, we found an opportunity to continue serving our community- customers, vendors and SafeBodas”.
The tech company says local and small businesses are going to be impacted hardest during this pandemic, leading to a loss of income for many people.
“Local and small businesses, especially those providing essential goods, have been risking their lives to remain operational so that we can stay home, stay safe and prevent the curve from rising. Let’s show our appreciation by supporting them this Easter”.