inDrive, a global mobility and urban services platform has restated its commitment to revolutionising Africa’s transport landscape following its expansion to 20 African cities in 2023.
Ilia Anisimov, the Regional Business Development Specialist (Expansion), inDrive, gave the assurance on Wednesday via a statement.
He stated that inDrive’s venture into the continent represented a strategic move to address unemployment issues, offering drivers not just a platform to earn but also the necessary tools and support to prosper.
Anisimov noted that while the company rapidly expanded its services to 20 African cities, it did not charge any commission fees from its drivers.
He said in Nigeria, the company had successfully established its presence in Lagos, Port Harcourt, Abuja, Kano, Kaduna, Benin City, Nnewi, Aba, Onitsha, Jos, Enugu, Warri, Abeokuta, Akure, Owerri, Calabar, Ado Ekiti and Uyo.
According to him, what sets inDrive apart from many other platforms is its commitment to fairness and empowerment within the transportation sector, ensuring that drivers retain a significant portion of their earnings.
“This policy ensures that a greater portion of earnings goes directly to the drivers, showcasing inDrive’s dedication to fostering a balanced and fair marketplace.
“This noble strategy highlights the company’s unwavering dedication to uplifting and providing fair treatment for both the drivers and passengers across the continent.
“This expansion is a key part of inDrive’s strategic plan to establish a strong and equitable presence in new markets,” he said.
Anisimov noted that the company’s expansion would be rolled out in a series of thoughtful and active stages, with each aimed at establishing a just and sustainable ecosystem for all stakeholders.
He said the first stage encompassed extensive market research, conducted by inDrive’s team of specialists, to ensure that its entry into each new market was well-informed and tailored to local needs.
“Following this, the focus shifts to building a robust user community.
“The final stage is monetisation, which involves charging a modest commission of no more than 10 per cent on drivers’ earnings starting only six months post-launch in each city.
“The company is empowering drivers, delighting passengers, and contributing significantly to the vibrant tapestry of the gig economy,” he said.