The head of communications for
Uber west Africa, Francesca Uriri has denied allegations of one of their drivers involvement of an alleged kidnapping of two female Canadians in the Ashanti region.
She said “The unfortunate incident happened in Kumasi, very unfortunate, anything of that nature is unfortunate.However the police have confirmed that the uber driver in question is not a suspect and his number is available on line for you to confirm, this is not a thing I am saying, you can do your digging to confirm”.
The women aged between 19 and 20 were volunteers of the youth challenge International.
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Reports indicates that the two were bundled into a vehicle by unknown men when they had stepped out of their hostel.
According to her the uber driver is only assisting the police with investigations and not arrested as reported.
The General manager of Uber, west Africa, in charge of Ghana and West Africa, Mr. Lola Kasim, said the company will continue to use technology to provide its partners and drivers the best form of security.
He said ” Our app will give you safe and affordable ride. Drivers are able to validate the name of the driver, his picture among others.
He further indicated that that every trip is tracked by GPS which provides them feedback.” We will continue to innovate with more safety applications for drivers and partners with 24 hours customer support applications.
Mr. Kasim, assured its customers they will continue to engage law enforcement agencies to ensure safety for their drivers and passengers.
By: Ebenezer Kofi Amponsah