Vivo Energy Ghana, the CIMG Petroleum Company of the year has being recognized by the Greater Accra Regional Office of the National Road Safety Commission (NRSC) for its tremendous support towards the improvement of road safety in the region.

Presenting the certificate, the Greater Accra Regional Manager of the National Road Safety Commission, Mrs. Catherine Hamilton, said Vivo Energy Ghana has been a great partner in collaborating with the Commission to help improve road safety in the region.

Mrs. Hamilton said “the National Road Safety Commission is very appreciative of the commitment of Vivo Energy Ghana and we look forward to more collaboration on other programmes to educate people on the importance of road safety”.

In a related development, Vivo Energy Ghana has also sponsored the 2015 Greater Accra Regional Road Safety Awards to reward deserving transport unions who have distinguished themselves in the areas of driver and vehicle management, trip logging, customer and passenger satisfaction, hazard management, general administration and welfare of members – all aimed at reducing accidents on our roads.

The sponsorship package included road safety educational materials and fuel for the successful organisation.

Commenting on the sponsorship package, the Managing Director of Vivo Energy Ghana, Mr. Ebenezer Faulkner said road safety remains a major challenge in Ghana and the sponsorship of the road safety awards will further motivate transport operators to make good use of best safety practices.

Mr. Faulkner referenced some of the road safety programmes organised in partnership with the NRSC and other road safety NGOs, including outdoor and indoor lessons for over 6000 pupils from the Greater Accra region, the construction of speed bumps, a health screening exercise for drivers from the Achimota bus terminal and the provision of lollipop stands in various schools in Accra, Tema, Takoradi and Tarkwa.

Notes to editors :

With a vision to become Africa’s most respected energy business Vivo Energy Ghana, the company that distributes and markets Shell-branded fuels and lubricants, was established in 2013. The Shell brand has been in Ghana since 1928.

Vivo Energy Ghana has a fuels storage capacity of 11,000m³ and 165 service stations, with many offering Shell Cards and convenience retail stores.

Vivo Energy Ghana employs 142 people. The company is recognised as a leader in the oil industry, championing and setting standards for safety.

Vivo Energy provides high quality solutions for motorists and businesses in Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mali, Mauritius, Madagascar, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Senegal, Tunisia and Uganda. Its retail offering includes fuels, lubricants, card services, shops and other non-fuel services (e.g. oil change and car wash). For businesses it provides fuels, lubricants and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) to business customers across a range of sectors including marine, mining, and manufacturing. Jet fuel is sold to customers at 23 airports though a partnership with Vitol Aviation.

The company employs around 2,100 people, operates over 1,500 retail service stations under the Shell brand and has access to approximately 900,000 cubic metres of fuel storage capacity. Shell and Vivo Lubricants has blending capacity of around 125,000 metric tonnes at plants in six countries (Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Morocco, and Tunisia) producing Shell branded lubricants.

Media contact:

Shirley Tony Kum

Vivo Energy Ghana: Corporate Communications Manager

Tel: + 233 540 116 600

Email: [email protected]

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