A partnership between Uber and Old Mutual in commemoration of the Global Money Week, have agreed to extend its free money management course to its driver-partners in Accra-Ghana, Lagos-Nigeria and Nairobi-Kenya, reports ITRealms.
The course, which held in South Africa this year, ITRealms gathered, reflects Global Money Week’s theme with “Learn. Save. Earn.”
ITRealms reports that Driver-partners who attending the workshops this week, would be empowered with the skills to manage their finances in order to grow their income and save for the future.
In addition, ITRealms reports that drivers will receive an invitation via email to reserve their seat.
Driver-partners across Africa are extremely important to Uber and their own financial wellbeing is an ongoing priority. The technology and flexibility of the Uber app enables driver-partners to start, run and grow a small business on their own terms. By offering skills development in financial management, Uber can assist entrepreneurs in building sustainable businesses.
Recent statistics illustrate the contribution small and medium enterprises (SMEs) make to high growth economies on the African continent. The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics notes that there are over 17 million SMEs registered in Kenya, with these businesses employing half of the Kenyan workforce. In Ghana, 92 per cent of companies registered are micro, small and medium enterprises and contribute 70 percent to the country’s GDP, while Nigeria has seen a 100% increase in small businesses in recent years.
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