Vivo Energy Uganda, the distributor and marketer of Shell branded fuels and lubricants in Uganda, has today recognised four high performing truck drivers at a grand ceremony held at the Protea hotel in Kampala.

The Drivers’ League awards have been held since 2002. The league is a structured process for measuring performance of the drivers’ road safety behavior and compliance.

The overall winner of the year’s awards, Munir Mohammed Jumanne, started working with SIBED Transport Company in 2007. Munir who was the first Shell Gas driver for his company was commended for, among other things, always showing a great attitude towards safe driving and operational excellence through consistent application of Defensive Driving skills; “Safety at heart and mind” driving culture; and for his hard work.

The other three drivers awarded were Kayanja Fred, Abubaker Mande and Serwanga Steven. A total of 84 other drivers were also recognised for great performance and achieved Class A category.

“The Drivers’ League awards programme seeks to ensure that our drivers observe high professional conduct on the road and operate the highest road safety standards while delivering our products,” Mr Hans Paulsen, Managing Director, Vivo Energy Uganda said at the award ceremony.

“The league aims to reinforce our target of Goal Zero, which is our continuous commitment to run our business without causing any harm to people, assets and the environment. We are very proud of our drivers who maintain these standards, and in particular the gentlemen who are being recognised today,” says Mr Paulsen.   

The drivers’ performance is scored on a monthly basis, with quarterly awards that culminate into an annual recognition.

The drivers showed outstanding professionalism as they delivered Shell fuels and products covering a total distance of 17.2 million kilometres without any incident in 2015.

Notes to editors:

With a vision to become Africa’s most respected energy business 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 since 1953.

Vivo Energy Uganda has a fuels storage capacity of 18,297 m³ and 118 service stations, with many offering Shell Cards and convenience retail stores.

Vivo Energy Uganda employs 120 permanent employees. 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:

Vivo Energy Uganda: Corporate Communications 

Cerinah Zalwango Tugume

Tel: +256 772 754001

Email: [email protected]

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