Daniel is a student at Makerere University, based in Kampala. Daniel realized the opportunity to improve on-time goods delivery in Kampala in response to the poor road infrastructure and overcrowding on the roads. In a city with such traffic jams, motorcycles present a quick and efficient means of Transportation. In addition, with the growth of e-commerce, the need for efficient goods delivery has become even more pronounced.
Mr. Mukisa co-founded Transporter Corporation Ltd, a transport and deliveries solutions company offering delivery services by motorcycle within Kampala. Transporter offers cost-effective and quick delivery means for companies, thus enabling them to cut delivery costs and turnaround times. Transporter Corporation carries out around 150 deliveries per day and employs 35 youth with an average employee-base age of 27. Daniel is beginning to support small business clients as well to enable them access to an affordable fast delivery channel.
As a community role model, Daniel carries out environmental sustainability activities to offset the emissions of his transportation activities. His ambition is to expand the business to hire more youth through new customer acquisition, fleet expansion, and completion of an online transportation booking mobile application and system.
Since Daniel Mukisa’s selection as an Anzisha Fellow, Daniel has been featured in several different media, such as New Vision Uganda and HowwemadeitinAfrica. As a result of the publicity, Transporter Corporation (TC) landed a deal with Terra Motors, a Japanese-based company, which seeks to supply motorcycles at subsidized costs in order to further reduce TC’s operational costs. Daniel is also in the process of developing Ridelink, a ride-hailing service that links travellers to cars for transportation in Uganda. This interest has led for Nate Anderson, the coordinator for Uber East Africa meeting with Daniel’s co-founder to explore a collaboration between Ridelink and Uber in Kampala, Uganda.
According to Daniel, “I am passionate about entrepreneurship and the environment. My belief that youths are the engine of growth and development of the nation drives my desire to play my part in the provision of employment to as many skilled youths as possible.”
As part of his sustainability model in 2016, he is also developing an online supermarket called YourSupermarket an eCommerce platform to be serviced by Transporter Corporation.
Media & Milestones
At the inaugural Very Young Entrepreneur Education and Acceleration Summit, held in South Africa Johannesburg, CNBC Africa spoke to Daniel Mukisa, Founder, Ridelink about how he started as an entrepreneur Uganda.