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After six years of operating in Tanzania, Uber has decided to cease its services in the East African nation.

The US-based ride-hailing service will no longer operate in the country as of today, Thursday, April 14, 2022, until further notice.

In a statement given to clients across the country, Uber said that it will cease operations until an agreement with authorities has been reached.

A harsh regulatory climate in Tanzania has made it impossible for Uber to continue operating in the nation, the ride-hailing service announced today.

Uber cites the “guide fare” issued by the Land Transportation Regulatory Authority (LATRA) as the primary contributor. The regulation notes that ride-hailing companies like Uber and Bolt are no longer allowed to establish their own tariffs in the country.

With the ongoing Russia-Ukraine crisis, increased fuel costs have necessitated an increase in ride-hailing company rates.

Uber says that since LATRA issued a recommended …