Vivo Energy Namibia and the National Road Safety Council (NRSC) have partnered together to reduce the number of fatalities and accidents on the B1 road over the month of April.

The “Let’s Be One on B1” campaign kicked off in the capital on the 2nd April 2014.  The campaign which will last until the end of Easter weekend – the 21st April 2014 - will see drivers using the B1 road stand a chance to receive a fuel voucher worth N$ 300.00 or other promotional items as a reward for not speeding on the journey. 

Drivers departing from Otavi and Okahandja will receive a journey passport.  To qualify for a fuel voucher, the driver needs two stamps.  Stamps can be collected at the road blocks at Okahandja, Otjiwarongo and Otavi.  The stamps will state the time which drivers arrived at these road blocks. Once officials have checked your journey passport and concluded that you did not speed but drove within the speed limit, you stand a chance to receive a fuel voucher or other promotional items. 

The campaign dates are:
  • Week 1 - 03 to 06 April 2014
  • Week 2 -10 to 13 April 2014
  • Week 3 -16 to 21 April 2014
There are a total of 200 vouchers on offer.  The National Road Safety Council has made 100 vouchers available and Vivo Energy Namibia has matched the number of vouchers, bringing the total to 200 vouchers.  The total worth of the vouchers amount to N$ 60 000.00.

Supply & Marketing Manager of Vivo Energy Namibia, Peter Murungi at the handover ceremony reiterated Vivo Energy’s commitment towards road safety in Namibia.

“Vivo Energy, the company that markets and distributes Shell fuels and lubricants in sixteen countries in Africa including Namibia, is committed to promoting road safety awareness,” he said.

“At Vivo Energy Namibia, we focus our community investment efforts on road safety, education and the environment.  Road safety in particular is our number one priority and we are therefore honoured to partner with the National Road Safety Council of Namibia to be able to play a significant role in matters concerning road safety,” he added.

Murungi encouraged all Namibians who will be travelling especially over the Easter weekend to be vigilant on the roads.

The road users who might participate in this competition must know that there are Terms and Conditions that would apply in regard to this Fuel Voucher Competition. The universal principle of distance over time will be applied in determining winners in this competition across the three towns, whereas each voucher will have unique features that would differentiate such vouchers from any other. The process will be audited at the end of the competition in order eliminate any possibility of undesirable outcomes.

NRSC Executive Secretary Eugene Tendekule thanked Vivo Energy Namibia for their involvement noting:  “We are proud to announce this strategic involvement of Vivo Energy Namibia, which shows willingness of corporate citizens to hold hands with the National Road Safety Council and key stakeholders in reducing the impact road crashes have on our society by reason of the spiraling road crashes and their resultant injuries and traumas.”

“Vivo Energy Namibia, we appreciate your contribution to road safety in Namibia, not only in this campaign but also in many other previous campaigns that you have supported financially and otherwise,” he added.

Chief Traffic Coordinator of the Traffic Law Enforcement Division at the Namibian Police Force (NamPol), Deputy Commissioner Ralph Ludwig emphasised these sentiments adding:  “On behalf of the National Road Safety Council and its key stakeholders, we want to appreciate and commend Vivo Energy Namibia on this very noble gesture in supporting road safety initiatives and programmes in Namibia.”

“We appreciate your input and commitment to road safety in Namibia are proud to be associated with a leading brand,” he added.

About Vivo Energy Namibia

Vivo Energy Namibia, the company that distributes and markets Shell-branded fuels and lubricants, was established in 2012. The Shell brand has been in Namibia since 1975.  Vivo Energy Namibia has a storage capacity of 5,115 m³ and 38 retail stations with a majority having convenience retail stores.  Vivo Energy Namibia employs 61 people. The company is recognised as the leader in the oil industry especially championing and setting standards for safety in sales and distribution.

Vivo Energy is Shell’s exclusive licensee in Africa. A joint venture between Vitol, Helios Investment Partners and Shell, we offer customers across the continent Shell’s high quality products and services. Our vision is to create “Africa’s most respected energy business”.

Vivo Energy is a joint venture between Vitol (40%), Helios Investment Partners (40%) and Shell (20%), Vivo Energy represents a unique combination of resources, experience and expertise.
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