Data from ride-hailing app Uber says South Africa, Kenya and Ghana are its most lucrative markets in Africa, Kenya’s Business Daily reports.
In Ghana Uber has provided employment for 3000 drivers with 140, 000 active riders.
South Africa ranks first with 969,000 active riders, while Kenya in second place, has 363,000 active users.
Both countries have experienced violent protests against Uber, mostly by taxi drivers, who accuse it of unfair competition.
The data which was released by the company on Thursday says there are 12,000 and 5,000 Uber drivers in South Africa and Kenya, respectively.
Uganda and Tanzania have 48,000 and 53,000 active riders respectively, with each country signing-up 1,000 drivers.
Ghana and Nigeria have 140,000 and 267,000 active riders respectively with about 7,000 drivers using the Uber app in Nigeria while Ghana has 3,000.
The data shows that there are 1.8 million active Uber users in Africa.
Drivers love being as flexible as they like; earning what they want, when they want to supplement their income.”