The Greater Accra Region is set to revolutionize its commercial taxi services with a new digital system similar to Uber and Bolt.
Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia announced this on Wednesday at the opening of the 46th Session of the General Council Meeting of the Church of Pentecost at the Pentecost Convention Centre, Gomoa-Fetteh, in the Central Region.
The new digital system will enable commercial taxi drivers operating in the Greater Accra Region to be hooked onto an electronic platform similar to Uber and Bolt. This will allow the public to seek their services at any location in the region. The “Tap and Go” system will be available across both public and private transport sectors by the end of this year, accessible with oyster cards.
Vice-President Bawumia said that piloting electronic taxis in Greater Accra was a practical solution to a practical problem. The whole public and private transport sectors would soon go on a “Tap and Go” system by the end of this year, he added.
The “Tap and Go” system is expected to improve efficiency, safety, and convenience for both drivers and passengers. It will also reduce traffic congestion, air pollution, and fuel consumption by optimizing routes and reducing empty trips. Moreover, it will provide more job opportunities for young people who are interested in driving taxis.