Electric motorcycle taxis in Kigali: these rare women transforming the game in urban transport

Electric motorcycle taxis in Kigali: these rare women transforming the game in urban transport
  • Jean-Claude Mwambutsa
  • BBC News – Kigali, Rwanda

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Line of motorcycle taxis driven by women in Kigali

A project to empower women and reduce air pollution in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, is set to begin with electric motorbike taxis with 120 women.

After completing a three-month training course on driving and repairing this new generation of motorcycles, they say they are ready to “change the mood” on the roads while preserving the city’s environment.

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Men dominate this popular activity in Rwandan cities, but it is possible, says women’s coach Ornella Uvobasa.

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