Vivo Energy Ghana, the award-winning licensee of the Shell brand in Ghana, has donated to the Otumfuo Education Trust Fund during a courtesy call on the King of the Asante Kingdom, His Royal Majesty Otumfuo Osei Tutu II at the Manhyia Palace in Kumasi.

The donation, which amounted to GHS 20,000, will go towards catering to a myriad of educational needs for children in the country through the fund set up by Otumfuo Osei Tutu II. Vivo Energy Ghana, which recently reopened its newly refurbished Shell service station in Bantama, has long been invested in the cause of education in Ghana.

At the donation ceremony, the Managing Director of Vivo Energy Ghana, Mr. Ebenezer Faulkner, highlighted Vivo Energy Ghana’s long-standing support of the Otumfuo Education Fund and lauded the Asantehene’s initiatives in this domain.

“Vivo Energy Ghana is a passionate contributor to the Otumfuo Teacher’s Award which aims to motivate teachers from deprived communities in the country to promote academic excellence. In support of this honourable initiative, Vivo Energy Ghana is pleased to present GHS 20,000 to the Otumfuo Education Fund to support the advancement of education in the region, ultimately benefitting all Ghanaians.” he said.

His Royal Majesty Otumfuo Osei Tutu II was full of praise for Vivo Energy Ghana: “Vivo Energy Ghana has continuously supported the education fund over the years, aiding us greatly in our goal to provide quality education for all. As a business, it has also contributed significantly to the economic growth of the region through the expansion and upgrade of its Shell service stations and with this, the introduction of renowned quick service restaurants such as KFC and Starbites,” said the Asantehene.

Otumfuo Osei Tutu II also implored Vivo Energy Ghana to further support the government agenda of promoting private sector participation in the development of the nation.

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 since 1928.

Vivo Energy Ghana has a fuels storage capacity of 11,000m³ and 2010 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 2,370 people, operates over 1,740 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

Telephone: + 233 540 116 600

Email: [email protected]

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