“I sometimes get frustrated when I want to go to home which is in Ntinda. As long as I leave office between 5pm and 9pm, I have to wait too long to get into a commuter taxi, sometimes I spend up to one hour at the stage."
"This is besides fighting for every taxi that arrives and negotiating for a price that doubles in the evening,” Lynna Nabossa says.
Tonny Butali can totally relate and has created SafariShare, a solution he believes will ease mobility for people like Nabossa. Four years ago, he worked in Hoima District but commuting every weekend came with challenges.
“Every time, I would first travel to the bus park to go to Hoima which cost me a lot of time because we still drove by Nansana where I lived. Sometimes, I would go to the park in the evening and by 10pm, I would still be on that journey because of heavy traffic jam on that road,” Mr Butali says.
When he realised taxi brokers whose assistance he had sought were unreliable, he thought there must be a solution that technology can provide.
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