Windhoek 7 September 2021- During the middle of August 2021, LEFA reached a major milestone by clocking up more than 100,000 successful LEFA App rides. In fact, so, more than 120,000 trips have been completed in under four years, taking our passengers safely from Point A to Point B. LEFA Transportation Services (Pty) Ltd has been shuttling clients around Windhoek through its sophisticated yet simple mobile application system since February 2018.
Through smartphone connectivity clients have chosen to utilize LEFA’s safe form of transportation, offering a ride-hailing service as you would find in every major city, town, and country across the world.
One of the main objectives for launching the LEFA App was to also create employment. The drivers that operate under the LEFA banner have all gone through a vigorous vetting process to ensure safety and quality of service to our customers. All drivers are equipped with a Professional Driver’s License (PDP) endorsed and issued by NATIS. This is an endorsement that is only issued to drivers without a criminal record and a clean road traffic law violations sheet. Frequent vetting of drivers and inspection of vehicles is conducted to maintain the excellent standard of service for our customers. This has ensured that LEFA has been able to, and will continue to provide a high-quality service that is safe, reliable, and convenient for all its clients. With more than 120K rides so far, it is proving to be a winning formula.
LEFA’s services undoubtedly have led to safer roads in Windhoek. Namibia has one of the world’s most alarming road traffic accident statistics in the world and often driving under the influence is a factor. With 120,000 rides completed so far, of which 50% took place over weekends and in the evenings, LEFA’s contribution to safer roads cannot be discounted. This incredible statistic essentially means 60,000 individuals who could potentially have been driving under the influence of alcohol opted to be responsible and make use of a safe, reliable, and convenient transport service. Fewer people driving under the influence of alcohol means safer roads, fewer accidents, fewer casualties, and less damage to infrastructure, saving authorities millions of dollars. Often the excuse for driving under the influence of alcohol was that there was no safe and secure alternative. LEFA’s ride-hailing app has made this terrible excuse null and void.
Mr. Melkies Ausiku, Founder and Managing Director of LEFA said; “It is amazing that we have reached this milestone of 100,000+ rides. Namibians have embraced the app, the technology and we have proven that tech and innovation-driven businesses are viable in Namibia.” He continued; “LEFA is looking to further develop and disrupt the transportation industry in the capital and across Namibia. This milestone is just the start, watch this space.” With new projects being developed and investors coming on board, LEFA can honestly say that the 120,000 rides are just the beginning.
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