The Easy Way to Get a Taxi in Accra

by Jerome Kuseh

I have an interesting theory – the time involved in getting a taxi is inversely proportional to the time you can afford to spend in getting a taxi.
For anyone who has forgotten the mathematics learnt in junior high school, what I’m trying to say is that it’s always hard to get a taxi when you really need it and easier to get it when you don’t really need one. I’m sure many of you can remember seeing dozens of empty taxis whizzing past whenever you decide to go get a trotro but you will wait for ages to get an empty taxi when you’re late.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we had an opportunity to reduce or eliminate the uncertainties in getting a taxi? Well, there actually is. Do you have an iOS, Android or Blackberry device? Good. Go to your App Store, Google Play Store or Blackberry World and search for Easy Taxi. Good. Now download the app. Open it, make sure your location services are on, and you’re good to go.
By just clicking the “Request Taxi” button, the taxi closest to your location moves to find you. If you had previously entered your phone number while registering, the taxi driver will call you to help in getting your location and also to bargain the price. You can even see the taxi moving towards you on the map, pretty cool.
Apart from the convenience that such an app offers, the best thing for me is the security. With Easy Taxi, you can be sure that you are safe in the taxi because the identity and contact of the taxi driver is known. If you accidentally drop something in the taxi, you can always call to arrange a meeting and retrieve your stuff.
Next time you need a taxi, don’t get caught walking and sweating in the hot sun, just relax and use Easy Taxi. It doesn’t get more convenient than that.
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Jerome Kuseh

Accountant | Economist-in-Training | Private Investor
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