Uber Ghana officially announced its latest safety and security improvement: an Incident Response Team (IRT) call-back line.

This updated support feature, will provide riders across the region with 24/7 access to discuss safety-related matters with Uber’s Global Incident Response Team (IRT)

The call-back line, which was rolled out in South Africa in March this year, has been in its test phase, and will also be rolled out to the rest of the Sub-Saharan Africa region where Uber operates.

Riders already have access to a global network of customer support centres to provide 24/7 support for general queries all over the world which can be accessed through the app, now with the IRT call-back line, riders can submit a ticket for a critical safety incident or accident through the app, including their contact number and short description of the event, the rider will then receive a call-back within a couple minutes from Uber’s Global Incident Response Team.

Local spokesperson, General Manager for Uber West Africa, Lola Kassim said: “We are always looking for ways to improve communication with our community and we are excited to be announcing this call-back line for riders for any safety-related matters they might have.”

Lola Kassim, General Manager for Uber West Africa

We have listened to the hundreds of thousands of riders using the Uber app in Ghana and they’ve expressed the need to be able to speak with our teams in the event of a critical safety-related issue. While part of Uber’s commitment is to ensure rider safety, we strongly encourage riders to always first use the national emergency line. With the introduction of the IRT call-back line, we are able to help riders speak with our dedicated IRT within minutes” adds Lola Kassim.

How To Access The IRT Call Back Line

Open the menu of the Uber app, and click ‘Help’

Click ‘Trip and fare review

Select the trip in question

Select ‘I had a safety-related issue

Submit a ticket through the node, including a contact number and short description of the event

The rider will then receive a call-back within a couple minutes.

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

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