Ride hailing app, SafeBoda has Monday provided food supplies to over 3000 of its SafeBoda drivers in a bid to support them in the existing COVID-19 lockdown.
Government last month halted among other things public transport across the country as one way of minimizing the spread of coronavirus, something that has since heavily affected the income and livelihood of many SafeBodas.
The donation activity has been at the SafeBoda Academy in Kyebando in Kampala, where riders were provided with a package of maize flour and beans for them and their families.
This initiative according to Ricky Thomson Rapa, the SafeBoda’s Co-Founder and Director, has been done in partnership with other companies like Yuvraj TVS which contributed over 500 bags of maize flour each of 5kg to the cause.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has left so many in our community struggling. When our people are affected, we also need to come in and help. This program will provide relief to the drivers who need it the most,” Ricky says.
He adds that the donations are part of SafeBoda’s commitment to its value proposition of safety and well-being to its community of both customers and drivers, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We shall continue to support our SafeBoda drivers in this trying moment. We urge everyone to keep observing the SOPs put in place to halt the spread of the virus.”
The donations have been done with strict observation of SOPs where Riders were called in different groups to pick up their donation. This process would be done in the form of a drive through where there will be no physical contact between parties making sure all SOPs are observed.
The SafeBoda riders would immediately be advised to leave after receiving their package.
SafeBoda is a community of entrepreneurs and boda boda riders that is revolutionizing transportation, payments and on-demand services in Africa’s cities and believes that everyone in African cities should have access to affordable services at a click of a button.