Yango has taken note of the press release issued by the Ministry of Transport on 06 February 2023 asking Cameroonian transporters to suspend the use of digital platforms.
We draw attention to the fact that Yango is an international digital platform operating via a mobile application and is therefore not a transport operator. Yango serves transportation companies and their customers in more than 20 countries and actively participates in the digital transformation of the economy by bringing revenue-generating innovations and creating new jobs.
Yango is aligned with the vision of the Government of Cameroon embodied by the Head of State Paul BIYA in his speech of December 31, 2015: “We must catch up as soon as possible in the development of the digital economy”. Buoyed by the encouraging words of the President of the Republic, we made the decision to invest in Cameroon and launch the international digital platform Yango in November 2021. Our investment has enabled local transport companies to achieve an average revenue growth of 35% by providing better safety and comfort to passengers.
Given the above, we were surprised by the decision of the Ministry of Transport, which we believe is the result of a misunderstanding of Yango’s business model. However, all our local carrier partners were invited to comply with the new regulations in force. We would like to point out that activities are not currently suspended in Cameroon. Yango has already made itself available to the Ministry of Transport to obtain clarification on the concrete measures that our partners, the local transport operators, must follow to align themselves with the decree 8801 of October 10, because, to our knowledge, no decree explaining these measures has been published although it is stipulated in the press release of the Ministry.
Yango is committed to Cameroonians, is responsible and complies with all regulations applied to international digital platforms. We are also committed to supporting our partners in Cameroon and working with them to find a solution that would satisfy all parties involved. We continue to engage with the relevant Cameroonian authorities to clear up any misunderstanding.
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