By Charles Katabalwa/ Umoja Standard.
Kampala, Uganda: In the partnership safeboda and safe car drivers will access smart phones on a hire-purchase basis by making an initial deposit for example Nokia C21 initial Deposit of ugx140,000 then pay Ugx 1950 daily rate, Ugx 13,650 weekly and Ugx 58,500 monthly then Samsung A03 core initial deposit Ugx 97,400 pay Ugx 1750 daily rate, Ugx 13,650 weekly and Ugx 58,500 monthly among others and the driver can complete the payment in a period of 365 days.
While addressing the journalists at Safe boda headquarters in Kyebando, the Managing Director of Safe boda Ricky Rapa Thomson says safe boda brand built on the backbone of community development with there safe boda and car drivers forming a big part of this, adding we driver are happy then they are confident about giving their customers a world class experience.
“As a brand, we believe that the future of urban transportation is about supporting drivers to make More money, and enhancing their welfare. This partnership brings this to life” says Ricky
Thomson disclosed that there have been a lot of pressure from the driver community to provide more smartphones after they had a acquired the first phones through them. However, he has challenged drivers to be more vigilant during festival season because their phones can be stolen.
(L-R) Mr. Douglas Gavala , and Rapa Ricky Thomson
The smartphones offered to drivers include Nokia and Samsung, interested drivers are required to make an initial deposit at the safe boda Academy and complete their payment by making, daily, weekly, bimonthly, monthly and quarterly payments.
On the same presser Douglas Gavala the managing Director of d-Light Uganda Limited, welcomed the partnership and believe will go along way in increasing Safe boda ,d.light Uganda partner to empower riders with affordable smartphone.
Smartphone penetration in the safe boda rider community and also the partnership will enable the rider community to acquire smartphones in the most financially convenient way in that it will not affect their cash flow.
“We have also put a robust system via Safe boda to trace all those who will want to still or fail to pay back, but will be put in action when the beneficiary take a period of 30days without paying back, then excuse will be to someone who has passed on” Gavala revealed.