Egypt’s armed forces have denied claims of ownership of the newly launched ride-sharing application dubbed, ‘dubci’, according to a statement from an army’s spokesperson on Friday.
The military asserted that all circulating information and reports suggesting that the National Service Products Organisation (NSPO) owns the company are baseless, the statement added.
The military urged media to ensure accuracy when covering any news related to the armed forces and to resort to official sources when covering affairs concerning the armed forces.
The military’s response came after Mohamed Samir, the former Egyptian armed forces spokesperson, announced his withdrawal from the post of the company’s head of human resources.
Samir said in a Facebook post on Tuesday that he and his wife, Iman Aboutaleb, apologised from taking their positions over “private reasons”. Aboutaleb also published a post and apologised from taking the position of media consult of the company.
Earlier, ‘dubci’ denied in an official statement on Facebook that the NSPO owns the company. It asserted that it is owned and run by “civil Egyptian businessmen.”
It is not clear if the new company will also launch bus services, however, their social media account previously showed buses, bikes, boats, and even helicopters.
Competition for Egypt’s private ride-hailing apps intensified lately, however, both Careem and Uber are still dominating the market.