It looks like the ride-sharing competition might be heating up a bit.
Taxify Ghana, one of Uber’s main competitor in Ghana, has decided to put in a new commission structure for its driver partners. This is in response to the ever-increasing fuel prices in Ghana.
Taxify normally takes a 15% commission from its drivers but has now slashed the rate down to 10%. That’s compared to Uber Ghana which currently takes a 25% commission from its drivers.
“We want our driver-partners to know that we’re with them through everything and that includes increased fuel prices. Taxify believes that happy drivers equal happy riders and we’ll continue to put initiatives in place that not only keep driver-partners happy but overall make the experience of driving with Taxify even better” said Taxify’s Operations Manager, Albert Aryee.
Taxify “re-launched” in Ghana back in 2017 and appears to be the main alternative to Uber. By slashing its commission rates, it will certainly bring good will and even attract drivers from Uber onto its platform.
Uber drivers have been disgruntled recently over Uber constant promotions for its drivers and the company’s reluctance to slash the rate it takes from drivers especially given the current climate of increased fuel prices.