The Costa Rican government has asked Uber to suspend its activity in the country while the activity in this sector is regulated.
Stop operations before a “frame improvement”
The Council of Ministers has decided to press the giant “Uber and the other actors of the platforms, to stop their operations until a revision or improvement of the legal framework is defined” for the passenger transport sector.
The government’s appeal on Tuesday was greeted with joy by taxi drivers gathered near the headquarters of the presidency where the council of ministers was meeting.
Taxi drivers have kept up the pressure on the government to stop Uber’s activity, which offers cheaper prices and technological facilities for this transport service.
“We have always worked in the legality”
Uber sent Tuesday night a message to his subscribing customers that he would continue to provide the service despite the government’s request.
“Since the first day of our business, we have always worked legally and have sought to be part of Costa Rica’s development,” says Uber in the message. “We take this opportunity to ask the government to listen to the many voices calling for regulation that promotes innovation, development and technology . “