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Jumia Goes Green As It Partners With Solar Taxi

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Aug. 21, 2021, 10:54 p.m.

Concerns for environmental conservation and improved health have become imperative for most startups. Startups like Nigeria's Awa Bike, Kenya's Sokowatch, and Ghana's Solar Taxi have come on board to operate businesses that are championing eco-friendliness.

To join the course, Jumia has partnered with Solar Taxi to provide affordable and eco-friendly delivery services to consumers.

The African e-commerce giant says the partnership strengthens its intentions of going green.

As part of the partnership, Jumia will deliver items with Solar Taxi’s solar-powered motorcycles— over 20 motorcycles for starters, and to 100 over the course. This will ensure that consumers who order food, groceries and other essential items on Jumia can get their orders delivered conveniently and environmentally friendly to their homes or offices.

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Speaking about the celebration, CEO of Jumia Ghana ,Tolulope George-Yanwah said “Partnering with Solar Taxi Ghana Limited helps us to play our part in keeping our environment safe. The use of solar driven vehicles and motorbikes for online deliveries keeps all our stakeholders safe from fuel emissions. The health and safety of our consumers as well as delivery agents is a priority. The use of solar Taxi bikes and vehicles also ensures affordability to our consumers who now have reduced shipping fees”.

Mr Jorge Appiah, CEO of Solar Taxi Ghana Limited also said “in today’s world, health is a major concern to everybody, especially diseases related to the respiratory system. In view of this, we have partnered with Jumia Ghana to provide eco-friendly and affordable transportation to Ghanaians through its online delivery service. It is good to note that electric vehicles help reduce the amount of carbon dioxide emissions in the system. As a result of this, Ghanaians will stay safe during the COVID-19 era. We are so happy to help Ghanaians stay safe and together with Jumia Ghana, WE GO GREEN!!!”

Both companies have pledged to expand this service to other parts of the country in the coming months

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