It hasn’t launched yet but there’s a new ride-hailing service on the horizon. It may be like the other ride-hailing service like Uber and Bolt (formerly Taxify) but it comes with a twist

InDriver, a five-year-old Russian ride-hailing service, has already launched in Tanzania, Nairobi and Cape Town and has plans to expand to Nigeria, Ghana, and Uganda.

So What Makes InDriver Different?

While Uber and Bolt include estimated fares when you request a ride to a destination, InDriver allows riders to propose fares for their trips (based on pre-approved rates) after which a nearby driver can accept, reject or respond with a counteroffer.

With the ability of drivers to determine fares, it means they can also view destinations which many drivers have cited as important.

InDriver is already reported to take driver commissions of about 5% – 8% while Uber takes about 25% and Bolt averaging about 15%.

There’s no timeline on when InDriver will launch in Ghana but it should make for interesting competition for the established players in the marketplace.

Joseph-Albert Kuuire
Joseph-Albert Kuuire is the creator and editor of, an online digital platform focusing on technology in Ghana.Email: [email protected]

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