New Motorcycle Taxi Company Started in Mogadishu

First taxicab company in twenty years appeared earlier this year


 A group of Somali entrepreneurs have taken it upon themselves to help bridge the unemployment gap in Mogadishu by starting a new motorcycle taxi company called Shaqo Abuur (Youth Employment Service).

The motorcycle taxi service aims not only to provide a cheaper alternative to regular taxis, but also to support security improvements in Mogadishu by steering idle youth away from illicit activities, Shaqo Abuur Manager Mohamed Olow said.