MUTARE - Econet Wireless Zimbabwe subsidiary, Cassava, has launched its new ride-hailing service application called Vaya Lift in Mutare.
The service offers convenient, affordable and safe transportation. Vaya Lift’s app is already available on both Android and IOS.
The ride hailing service, whose concept was originally developed by the American company Uber, works by using a mobile App available for free on the Google and Apple stores which is connected to the EcoCash mobile money service or to one’s credit card.
Speaking at the launch held at a local hotel in Mutare, Econet Manicaland general manager Parshon Muranganwa said Vaya will create employment for local people.
“This door-to-door, smart transportation service will help ease transport challenges in our suburbs. Vaya will create employment to locals. The drivers are from the community and riders are also from the community. What makes the Vaya appealing is the fact that it allows for riders to pay using Zimbabwe's most dominant mobile money service, EcoCash. It is safe, affordable, and convenient Uber-type passenger transportation service can be easily booked from anywhere at any time via the convenience of a mobile application. Vaya drivers can be anyone who has a car and registers with us to be a driver as long as they meet our requirements. One can work full time or when they are free," said Muranganwa.
He said Vaya Lift fares were fixed and payment can be done through EcoCash, debit cards and cash.
The Vaya Lift pricing is 20 percent lower than traditional taxi fares, with average waiting minutes of just about five minutes.