There's a new player in the technology in transportation industry in Ghana. Dropping is looking to tackle the Uber mammoth with diverse techniques.
Dropping offers Taxi, Private and Elite car services.
This enables users or riders to choose the way they want to ride.
The Taxi category offers people the usual painted taxis in Ghana, the Private includes private car hire while Elite offers high-end, luxury option for those who prefer luxury cars.
The ride-hailing company does not charge commissions on rides. They only take GHS1 booking fee per ride.
Taxi and private car hire drivers can be registered on the app for free in any city or town in Ghana.
According to Mr. Frederick Sarfo, Cofounder and Director of Operations/Finance, “Dropping is free to register and charges no commissions on drivers’ earnings. Dropping will take only one Ghana cedi from drivers per each ride irrespective of the value of the ride. All monies are paid directly to drivers by passengers.
“We have partnered with People’s Pension Trust and Gold Coast Fund Management to grow with our driver partners. We do this by paying weekly pensions and welfare for the first three months a driver registers with Dropping when they achieve 20 trips every week”, said Mr. George Akomeah, Cofounder and Director of Marketing/Business Development.
“We are encouraging the drivers to contribute voluntarily to their pensions for the future and also empower themselves through the welfare provident fund” Mr. Akomeah added.
The event was organized by Dropping Apps Limited in partnerships with Ghana’s energy giant, GOIL, People’s Pension Trust (PPT), Gold Coast Fund Management (GCFM) and Interpay Africa.
Additionally, the energy giant has also partnered with Dropping to offer taxi drivers GOIL’s GoCard to enable them buy fuel conveniently and safely.
By using these cards, drivers can win free oil service, fuel, lubricants and other souvenirs from GOIL.
Several taxi drivers were given free fuel coupons, lubricants, T-shirts, caps and other souvenirs from GOIL at the launch.
The app is available for Android and iOS smart phones.
Therefore, it is available for free download on the Google Play Store (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.apporio.dropping&hl=en) and the App Store (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/droppinggh/id1218786286?Is=1&mt=8).