Vivo Energy Uganda, the company that distributes and markets Shell branded fuels and lubricants, through its Shell V-Power brand has announced a sponsorship package worth Ushs 100,000,000 shillings towards the organization of the Pearl of Africa Rally.

The announcement was made at a special ceremony held at Shell Bugolobi which also doubles as the official launch of the 18th edition of the Pearl of Africa Rally.

Speaking during the handover ceremony, Vivo Energy Managing Director Mr. Hans Paulsen said that the rally will give the fuel consumers and rally fans an opportunity to experience Shell V-Power the formula for driving excitement.

“Vivo Energy is committed to maintaining the very highest safety standards and will accord full priority to the safety of the participants, spectators and the general public during this year's rally” Hans said. He further cautioned the participants, fans and the general public to observe the safety measures put in place to ensure their full safety during the rally.

Jack Wavamunno, the Federation of Motorsports Clubs of Uganda (FMU) President said that the contribution from Vivo Energy will help the event turn out successful, "We thank Vivo Energy for the continued and committed support towards supporting the motorsport fraternity and as a federation we are working closely with all stake holders to host a successful event," said Wavamunno.

The total length of the rally will be approximately 778 Kms. It will be run on gravel roads in private forests and coffee plantations 150 Kms North West of Kampala, around the town of Mubende.

The Pearl of Africa Uganda Rally is one of the eight rounds of the FIA sanctioned African Rally Championship, and will run from August 28th – 30th, 2015.

About Vivo Energy Uganda:

Vivo Energy Uganda, the company that distributes and markets Shell-branded fuels and lubricants, was established in February 2013. The Shell brand has been in Uganda for over 60 years. Vivo Energy Uganda has a storage capacity of 18,297 m³ and 116 service stations with a majority offering of Shell Cards and convenience retail stores. Vivo Energy Uganda employs 120 permanent employees but the business provides indirect employment to over 3,000 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 operates in retail; commercial fuels (marine, mining and aviation through Vitol Aviation); liquefied petroleum gas and lubricants in Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mali, Mauritius, Madagascar, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Senegal, Tunisia and Uganda.

The company employs around 2,100 people and operates 1,500 retail stations under the Shell brand and has access to approximately 900,000 cubic meters of fuel storage capacity. Shell and Vivo Lubricants will have blending capacity of around 91,000 metric tons at plants in seven countries (Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Morocco, Tunisia and Senegal) producing Shell branded lubricants.


Vivo Energy Uganda: Communications Manager

Cerinah Zalwango

Telephone: +256772754001

Email: [email protected]

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