Vaya Africa, a ride-hail mobility venture founded by Zimbabwean mogul Strive Masiyiwa, has launched an electric taxi service and charging network in Zimbabwe with plans to expand across the continent.The shuttle service provider, is struggling to pay contractors their December commission due to cashflow problems.
The company issued a statement on said, “We apologise for the delay in payment of commissions. We have been experiencing cashflow related challenges arising from delayed payments from our customers, mainly as a result of the reduced corporate activity over the holidays, which has affected our invoice payments.”
“We are working tirelessly together with the finance team to rectify this and bring normalcy to commission payments.
“We apologise for the inconvenience this delay has caused to partners and ask that you bear with us as we work on a solution,” the statement said.
VAYA has been accused of delaying commission payments by its taxi and shuttle drivers. They cite late payments as the reason they are trying to avoid those methods of payment.
A shuttle provider to VAYA was recently quoted in the media as saying: “I am contemplating terminating the contract because it surely doesn’t help me. I have bills to pay and they are consistently late in paying commission in this hyperinflationary environment.”
VAYA is one of the first on demand app based cab services to operate on a large scale in Zimbabwe.
VAYA is competitively priced and often has a number of promotions, especially for new people signing on to the service
VAYA now operates several services, which include VAYA Lift Driver; a service whereby a client hails a cab for immediate pick up or for a scheduled time in the future
VAYA Shuttle service is a shuttle bus option for five or more passengers with a personalised “door to door service” for pickups and drop offs.