Reinforcing itself as the leader in environmental sustainability, Vivo Energy Ghana, the distributor and marketer of Shell products and services has organised a clean-up and free health screening exercise for its host community in the Odododiodoo constituency of the Greater Accra Region to commemorate the recent World Environment Day.

The exercise dubbed “Clean a Space, Save a Life” forms part of the oil marketing company’s community investment initiatives and is held annually to commemorate World Environment Day. This year’s event saw both Vivo Energy Ghana staff and residents of its host community, Atupkai defying the heavy rainfall to sweep their community, streets, unclog the gutters, among other activities.

Sequel to the clean-up, Vivo Energy Ghana’s Health Advisor together with health professionals from Total House Clinic screened over 150 community members for various health related diseases including blood pressure, heart rate, and body mass index.

In a speech read on his behalf, the Managing Director of Vivo Energy Ghana, Mr. Ebenezer Faulkner, called on the community to ensure a clean environment to prevent the outbreak of diseases.

“It is important for us to know that maintaining a clean environment is vital to our survival and Vivo Energy Ghana will provide the needed resources to clean its community of filth. To demonstrate our commitment we are presenting 20 waste bins, 10 wheelbarrows, 10 shovels, 10 rakes, 10 wellington boots, hand gloves and other items to our host community for regular communal labour” he said.

The Honourable Member of Parliament for Odododiodoo constituency, Nii Lantey Vanderpuije who was represented by his constituency party Chairman, encouraged the residents to be agents of change and active supporters of the environment.

“If we want to be free from cholera, we need to keep our environment clean. I implore you to desist from dumping waste indiscriminately. Let us make good use of the materials provided and ensure that we clean our homes and desilt our gutters regularly. This will go a long way to stop the perennial flooding that we face during the raining season”, he indicated.

The Chief of Atupkai, Nii Tetteh Tsuru II also expressed his gratitude to Vivo Energy for being consistent with the clean-up exercise and called for more support from the company in the area of education.

Vivo Energy Ghana is actively involved in community investment programmes where it operates. Among these are the donation of 100 writing desks to Accra Sempe Basic School, the donation of 3,000 environmentally-friendly cook stoves and solar lamps respectively to women and children in rural areas and road safety programmes for pupils as well as commercial drivers.

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 through a partnership with Vitol Aviation.

The company employs around 2,360 people, operates over 1,780 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 protected]

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