Vivo Energy Ghana, the award-winning company behind the Shell brand in Ghana, has re-opened its Sunyani Bekwae station with additional exciting offerings in its ever-expanding network in Kumasi.

This is the second Shell station to bring the global fast food chain Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) to Kumasi residents.

Speaking at the inauguration, the Executive Vice-President of West Africa Region for Vivo Energy, Mr Bernard LeGoff, indicated that the motive for the add-on was to enhance the customer experience.

“As part of our strategy to provide a superior customer experience, the management of Vivo Energy took the decision to refurbish the Sunyani Bekwae service station to make refuelling more convenient for our customers and to enhance the look and feel of our site. We will continue to invest in our business to meet world-class standards and ensure that our service stations are accessible, clean, efficient, customer-friendly and designed to meet and exceed expectations,” said Mr. LeGoff.

The Chief of Bantama, Baffour Owusu Amankwatia VI, who was the Chairperson for the programme, praised the move by Vivo Energy, stating the positive effect that this would have on employment in the region. “This investment by Vivo Energy will lead to more jobs for our people and boost our local economy. For this we are most grateful,” he said.

The Honourable Member of Parliament for Bantama, Mr Daniel Okyem Aboagye, was also very pleased with the development.

“I am very happy to witness this event. In addition to enjoying more of Shell’s quality service, the introduction of a global brand such as KFC is big news for us, as this will ultimately attract more global brands to the region,” he said.

The Project Director of KFC, Mr. Mohan Monusamy, expressed appreciation of the partnership with Vivo Energy and commitment to a fruitful relationship. “We started our journey with Shell in 2014 at Dansoman in Accra. Since then, we have opened three more stores with Shell. We are committed to building more stores going forward as well,” he said.

Shell service stations offer an array of services, including fuelling, oil changing, car washing, tyre servicing, shop services, quick service restaurant services among others.

About Vivo Energy:

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 since1928.

Vivo Energy Ghana has a fuels storage capacity of 11,000m³ and 208 service stations, with many offering Shell Cards and convenience retail stores.

Vivo Energy Ghana employs 146 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 2,300 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 124,000 metric tonnes at plants in six countries (Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Morocco, and Tunisia) producing Shell branded lubricants.

Media contact:

Shirley Tony Kum

Communications Manager

Vivo Energy Ghana

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: + 233 540 116 600

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