YANGO, one of the leading ride-hailing services operating in Africa, demonstrated its unwavering commitment to the continent’s development at the highly anticipated GITEX AFRICA. The event brought together innovators, entrepreneurs, and industry leaders to discuss the future of technology and its impact on the African continent.
GITEX AFRICA provided a platform for Yango to showcase its success and share valuable insights on the future of African mobility. Yango’s Head of Africa, Adeniyi Adebayo, participated in a panel discussion where he shared the company’s vision and the role of technology in revolutionising urban transportation in Africa.
‘We are thrilled to be a part of this groundbreaking event to collaborate with industry leaders, exchange ideas, and explore new opportunities,’ said Adebayo. ‘At Yango, we are excited to be at the forefront of enhancing transportation around the world by championing ridesharing as a key solution to urban mobility challenges. Our presence here reaffirms our commitment and dedication to transforming urban mobility across the continent.’
Adebayo further emphasised Yango’s commitment to revolutionise the urban mobility landscape in Africa, saying, ‘More than offering convenience, our long-term pledge involves creating numerous job opportunities and nurturing entrepreneurship across Africa, demonstrating our deep-rooted dedication to community empowerment. By embracing ridesharing, we firmly believe that we can make a significant impact on urban mobility and foster the socioeconomic growth of Africa as a whole.’
With more than 150 million rides taken by Yango users, the company’s rapid expansion is evident with its presence in more than 20 countries worldwide, including 12 new markets within the past year. Notably, in the African region, the number of rides and active Yango users has tripled over the past year, reflecting the platform’s growing popularity and demand for its services.
By mid-2022, Africa constituted about 60 percent of Yango EMEA’s Gross Merchandise Value (GMV), surpassing expectations and validating Yango’s commitment to the African market. The company aims to expand its reach even further and make a positive impact on the continent’s development.
Yango’s success story, innovative solutions, and forward-looking vision have positioned the company as a driving force in Africa’s digital transformation. As the continent embraces technology and strives for sustainable development, Yango remains at the forefront, championing the cause of safe, affordable, and reliable urban mobility for all.