Shatta Wale establishes ‘Shaxi’ ridesharing service to employ youth
Multi-award winning dancehall musician, Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jnr known in showbiz circles as Shatta Wale has expressed intentions of launching a digital commercial driving system dubbed: “Shaxi” to employ the unemployed youth in the country.
Shaxi is the combination of his stage name “Shatta” and “Taxi” which will be a transportation company with an app that allows passengers to hail a ride and drivers to charge fares and get paid.
Explaining the need for the transportation system, Shatta Wale said the country has reached a stage that its indigenes would have to join forces to supplement government’s efforts in creating jobs for the youth.
He said the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic had slowed the progress of economies of countries worldwide and was poised to provide hope for the youth who have lost their jobs due to COVID-19 and those who were unemployed.
The “1Don” hitmaker said Shaxi was a ridesharing company which would hire independent contractors especially his fans as drivers to provide employment in helping achieve the needed development in Ghana.
“Shatta Movement fans are going to be employed. The youth are going to be employed, the street are going to be employed, yes we all can play a role in reducing the unemployment rate in the country,” he explained.
The musician promised prospective drivers good working conditions and said the woes of drivers were over under the Shaxi ridesharing services.
“To all drivers who always complain about being cheated, don’t worry, I have good news for you all. You are about to enjoy your work as drivers. Shaxi has got you covered. It has taken us time to get everything right. And finally, we are ready,” he added.
The company when successfully established would add to the musician’s growing portfolio of investments that included interests in the music business and real estate.
The service would provide competition for other ridesharing services in Ghana namely Uber, Bolt and Yango.