Vivo Energy Uganda, through its premium brand Shell V-Power, has once again announced a sponsorship package worth Ushs 100,000,000 towards the organisation of the Pearl of Africa Uganda Rally.

The announcement was made at the launch of the 19th edition of the Shell V-Power Pearl of Africa Rally at Vivo Energy Uganda’s head office in Kampala’s industrial area.

Speaking during the sponsorship handover ceremony, Vivo Energy Uganda Managing Director, Hans Paulsen said: “Vivo Energy is delighted to continue to support the Pearl of Africa Rally. The rally will give the drivers a chance to experience Shell V-Power - the fuel with the highest octane levels in the market - giving them the best performance and the formula for driving excitement.”

In addition to sponsoring the rally, Vivo Energy Uganda also sponsors two Ugandan champion drivers, Arthur Blick and Ronald Ssebuguzi.

Shell V-Power is a premium unleaded fuel with a high octane index of 95. It contains cleaning and protective elements that both prevent the buildup of carbon deposits in the intake valves and fuel injectors while cleaning any deposits that already exist. It also acts to prevent gunk and corrosion.

Shell V-Power can remove substantial amounts of build-up. Once it has had some months to improve engine cleanliness, there are ongoing benefits, even if you return to standard fuels.

The Federation of Motorsports Clubs of Uganda (FMU) President, Dusman Okee, said that the contribution from Vivo Energy Uganda will help the event continue to be successful. "We thank Vivo Energy Uganda for its continued and committed support towards the motorsport fraternity. As a federation we are working closely with all stakeholders to host another successful event," said Okee.

The Shell V-Power Pearl of Africa Uganda Rally is one of the eight rounds of the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) sanctioned African Rally Championship, and will run from 16-18 September 2016. More information can be found at

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 17,500 m³ and 127 service stations, with many offering Shell Cards and convenience retail stores.

Vivo Energy Uganda employs around 120 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 airports through customers at 23 airports though a partnership with Vitol Aviation.

The company employs around 2,300 people, operates over 1,700 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:

Jean Mugisha

Vivo Energy Uganda

Tel: +256 776 754100

Email: [email protected]

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