Uber offers riders free food on its first anniversary



Taxi-hailing app, Uber, is celebrating the first anniversary of its launch in Ghana with a big party.

The app which is currently in 500 cities across the world connects drivers and customers have become very popular amongst millennials in Ghana.

By requesting a ride through a simple click on any smartphone, users can access taxis or private cars in their vicinity.

As part of its celebrations, Uber will be sharing two of Ghana’s favourite meals, Waakye and Jollof to the doorsteps of several of its riders.

From 12pm-3pm, today, users of the app will be allowed to access the UBERADUANE section and choose between Waakye (a Ghanaian dish made from rice and beans) as well as Ghana Jollof.

“This is our own little way of saying Thank You for helping us move Accra! On Friday, June 9 from 12 pm –  3 pm, simply select the UBERADUANE view, request and have a pack of Jollof or Waakye courtesy of NyoNyo Essentials delivered to your doorstep, for FREE!” Uber said in a release on their blog.


How it works

Uber will allow access to the UberAduane option from Lunch time, 12pm-3pm which will allow riders request for food by accurately setting up their location.

If the request is successful, the UberAduane vehicle will be at your doorstep with your preferred choice of waakye and Jollof.

Also, riders are reminded to head outside their domicile or place or work when the request is accepted, this will make it easier to connect with drivers, and help to ensure speedy drop-offs

You can also request as many times as you can if your initial request proves to be unsuccessful

As the popular millennial saying goes, ‘Free food is good food’ so be sure to slide your request away and enjoy good food from Uber during lunch time.

More about Uber


Uber is a Silicon Valley based technology company which was co-founded by Travis Kalanick and Garrett Camp in 2007. According to their Wikipedia page, they develop the market and operate the Uber car transportation and food delivery mobile apps. Uber drivers use their own cars, although drivers can rent a car to drive with Uber. In 2016, it made a whopping amount of US$ 6.5 billion as profit from its business and currently employs 12,000 employees all over the world. Uber is available in Abuja, Accra, Alexandria, Cairo, Cape Town, Dar Es Salaam, Lagos, Mombasa and Nairobi.