Ride-hailing in Uganda has a fresh face in the all-female Diva Taxi.
Being the first of its kind in Uganda, Diva Taxi, a strictly all-female taxi-hailing service takes transport in the private sector in Uganda two notches higher with operations in and around the city.
Diva Taxi boasts of an all-female driver fleet. That could basically explain the name. It empowers female drivers especially those who lost their jobs during the COVID-19 lockdown. The drivers are carefully chosen and trained, with each one individually interviewed and background checked to ensure the safety of their clients.
The creation of Diva Taxi comes at a critical time where women’s security while using some of the pre-existing taxi-hailing services has been greatly compromised not only in Uganda but the world over with cases of rape, sexual harassment, abuse, and femicides gradually rising.
The app is a trailblazer as it’s gender-inclusive of women who in the past weren’t very involved in the said field and trying to dismantle and break the male dominance in this particular industry. The Diva taxi Uganda drivers are equipped with basic self-defense skills to guard against any unscrupulous clients.
As a safety measure, they provide their drivers with a special feature alongside the App registration comprising a unique number that enables the drivers to press a “panic button” in case of any incident calling for an immediate response from the team.
The inclusivity of women as drivers has presented a vast opportunity for many women out there who have not been active especially in the field of employment as a result of the pandemic. Women are able to earn a little extra from driving people to their specified locations thus creating a culture of self-dependence and further development of skills.
On the side of passengers, there’s a guarantee of road safety as women are comparatively more careful on the road hence reducing the chances of avoidable road accidents. Passengers are assured of warm and comfortable rides filled with productive interaction and a
vast exchange of ideas.
As an all-female taxi-hailing service, Diva Taxi hopes to provide its clientele with a highly reliable and personalized driver experience.
Like any other ride-hailing provider, Diva Taxi works with pre-ordered rides by the client to ease the hustle of looking for means of transport, especially during peak and rush hours.
What sets the Divas aside is the ability to cater for different occasions. The cars used by Diva Taxi are flexible enough to run services such as Bridal events, school transport, airport Taxis, and car rentals.
The Diva Taxi App is readily available on both Android and iOS.