The Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) has launched a digital taxi service called Tap n’ Go for local taxi drivers and riders in Accra.
The app is currently being piloted in parts of Accra including Airport, East Legon, University of Ghana, Circle/Kaneshie, and Dansoman. The app is expected to be fully rolled out nationwide in 2024.
The Tap n’ Go app has features including ‘private dropping’ (private cars operating as taxis), and ‘metered service’ (where a passenger instantly stops a taxi in the middle of the road and a meter is turned on to determine the charge), in addition to the usual online service app.
“The taxi driving business, as we all know, has been taken online by many foreign companies, and for our members who were still operating the old way, we were gradually getting out of business and the launch of this app, through the support and efforts of Vice President Bawumia, is a timely intervention to save our business,” said the National Chairman of GPRTU.