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Jumia discounts delivery fees by 50% as Uganda goes into lockdown

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In light of the June 18th Presidential announcement iof the new lockdown measures, Jumia Uganda has announced a 50% reduction on all its delivery fees in a bid to help its customers in Kampala save money to thier deliveries duiring this lockdown period.

President Yoweri Museveni made the directive on Friday evening from State House in the capital Kampala, noting a relaxation in adhering to Covid-19 protocols.

‘Its is crucial for us to make sure Ugandns can rely on us to convientely and safely deliver essential products to their doorstep at the lowest possible prices. By reducing our delivery fees we are putting our customers’ needs first and promising them that we are here to support them through this. I urge Ugandans to stay safe and follow SOPs’

Ron Kawamara, Jumia Uganda CEO

As the second wave of the COVID-19 hits the country and new restrictions are being implemented, e-commerce and online shopping platforms will play a huge role in ensuring that Ugandans at home continue to have access to essential products and services during this difficult time.

Keeping with safety measures, consumers that shop from Jumia will be able to opt for the ‘contactless safe delivery’ option that has been implemented through Mobile Money or card payments. This enables our customers to make prepaid payments for their orders and get it delivered without direct body contact or cash exchange with the delivery agent.

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