Vivo Energy Ghana (the official Shell licensee and recipient of the Excellence in CSR award at the 2016 Ghana Oil and Gas Awards), in partnership with Chirano Gold Mines, has commissioned a mechanised borehole for the Sefwi Ntrentrenso community within its operational area in the Western Region.

The borehole will provide potable water for the day-to-day activities of community members within the catchment area.

Speaking at the event, the Managing Director of Vivo Energy Ghana, Mr. Ebenezer Faulkner said Vivo Energy Ghana has the vision of becoming Africa’s most respected energy business. In order to make this a reality, the company has gone beyond simply running a business to serving its communities – not just through providing high quality Shell products and services, but also through the critical areas of road safety, education and the environment.

“By bringing this borehole to the Sefwi Ntrentrenso community, we are optimistic that the members of this community will enjoy a free-flowing supply of safe, refreshing water and we are honoured to have the privilege of helping to improve the lives of the people of Ntrentrenso” says Mr. Faulkner.

The Vice President and General Manager of Chirano Gold Mines, Mr. Kenneth Norris reiterated Vivo Energy’s long standing support to Chirano’s mining communities which included the distribution of solar lamps and energy efficient cook stoves to school children and women within its catchment area. He also expressed his appreciation to Vivo Energy Ghana for the collaboration with Chirano Gold Mines on the construction of the borehole.

The Municipal Coordinating Director of Sefwi Wiawso Municipal Assembly, Mr. Joshua Addae commended Vivo Energy Ghana and Chirano Gold Mines for their continued support to the communities and urged other contractors of the mines to emulate the example.

The Chief of Sefwi Ntrentrenso, Nana Agyei Duku Ababio II lauded Vivo Energy and Chirano Gold Mines for the gesture and encouraged all members of the community to make good use of the borehole and ensure it is well maintained to serve not only them, but also generations to come.

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 210 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

+ 233 540 116 600

Email: [email protected]

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