Yego Innovation has twice been recognized for its unique and innovative service, winning a coveted AfricaCom award and being recognized by AppsAfrica, at AfricaCom conference in Cape Town on November 18, 2018.
Yego was named as the Innovation of Transport (IoT), Product or Service of the Year at the AfricaCom awards, winning over much larger shortlisted companies: SqwidNet, Orange, UROS and Tata Communications.
The AfricaCom awards recognize trailblazers who are leading the quest for digital inclusion, connectivity and digital development on the African Continent. Winners in other categories included Orange, Huawei, Econet Wireless, Liquid Telecom and Ericsson.
Meanwhile on Monday evening, Yego Innovision was named as the Best App in Africa for Mobility and Transport at the AppsAfrica awards – beating off competition from a shortlist that included Flx (South Africa), LÜLA (South Africa), UGABUS Inc (Uganda) and Zuoix for ZOOMED (Cameroon).
“The AfricaCom awards recognize the finest tech and telecom companies from across Africa. I was delighted to see Yego winning as it is an innovative and dynamic company that clearly has a different approach and vision to the traditional app-based taxi hailing services found both in Africa and across the world. I wish Yego all the best for the future.” Said “Tom Cuthell, Event Director of AfricaCom,”
The annual AppsAfrica awards celebrate the best in mobile and tech from across Africa. The Awards attracted over 300 submissions from 39 countries by start-ups, established ventures, and corporates. Applications for the 14 categories were assessed and judged by an independent panel of industry experts including media, investors and leaders from the tech ecosystem.
Andrew Fassnidge, founder of the AppsAfrica.com awards, said “Yego is an outstanding example of how a new disruptive service, launched and tested in Rwanda, can revolutionise the mobility sector across the continent, using innovative technology to create employment and delivering revenue for Governments. I congratulate Karanvir Singh, Yego’s CEO and founder, for his drive and determination and look forward to seeing continued growth across the continent.”
Launched in Rwanda in September 2017, Yegomoto has adopted a new approach, including the development of innovative technologies to bring safety, security, and order to Africa’s taxi industry.
Karanvir Singh, CEO and founder of Yego Innovation who picked up the awards, said: “It is fantastic to be recognized as one of Africa’s most innovative companies. We are not trying to be another uber. Our system makes life easier for passengers, drivers, the police, and licensing departments. The possibilities are endless, as an ambitious company, our next goal is to begin delivering goods and people such as electricians, plumbers, cleaners to people’s doorsteps.”
A Yego ICFM (Intelligent Connected Fare Meter) has been installed on taxi cabs and motorcycle Taxis in Rwanda. These IoT devices connect to Yego’s cloud-based platform where trip data, fares, and driver information are automatically stored and enable; metered fares, cashless and remote payments, verification of taxi drivers and taxi owners and visibility for the Police, insurance companies and governments.
Yego Innovision Ltd, is an ICT solutions company based in Kigali. It is developing a variety of smart mobility and payment solutions that will generate employment and bring m-Commerce to Africa.
By Jean Aime Desire IZABAYO