Uber pulls out of Morocco
Uber is pulling out of Morocco – a decision the San Francisco-headquartered company say is linked to the North African country’s failure to reform its strict transport rules.
For nearly three years, Uber has been operating illegally in Morocco – despite currently having 19 000 users in Morocco and over 300 drivers.
In a statement Uber said “as long as there is no real reform … we are forced to suspend our operations.”
Uber drivers have often been targets of intimidation.
Bouchaib Abdel Moughit of Casablanca’s Taxi Union voiced relief at Uber’s departure: “For three years, they stole our living. The competition was unfair.”