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Kampala City Festival gets UShs. 50 million boost from Vivo Energy Uganda

The fifth edition of the annual Kampala City Festival has been boosted with support of fifty million shillings from Vivo Energy Uganda, the company that markets and distributes Shell-branded products.

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Forty customers win free fuel from Vivo Energy in the ongoing Fuel and Win Reloaded Promotion

Vivo Energy Uganda, the company that distributes and markets Shell branded fuels and lubricants, rewarded the first batch of winners in its ongoing Fuel and Win Reloaded promotion that was relaunched last month.

Ten winners were each rewarded fuel worth UShs three million and thirty winners won fuel worth UShs three hundred thousand. This prize giving ceremony was held at the Vivo Energy head office in the Kampala industrial area.

The winners were randomly selected from the draw after participating in the promotion by fuelling UShs 50,000 or more of Shell FuelSave at any Shell service station, receiving a voucher, and entering the voucher code into the promotion phone line. The more times a customer participates the more chances he or she is likely to win either UShs three million or UShs three hundred thousand worth of free fuel.

“We appreciate all our customers who are participating in the promotion and encourage them to continue fuelling and participating. The promotion is here to thank our customers for their loyalty and support and also give them a chance to enjoy and experience our quality fuel that is designed to improve engine efficiency to help them get a little further on each tank,” said Vivo Energy Uganda Managing Director Hans Paulsen at the prize handover.

The Fuel and Win Reloaded promotion runs until 13th October, with winners being notified by the Vivo Energy number 0312 210010. The promotion is country wide and therefore all customers are eligible to participate, as long as they fuel more than UShs fifty thousand of Shell FuelSave.

Speaking to an excited winner, Godson Ssali, one of the ten winners of fuel worth UShs three million, he said he has been using Shell fuel for a very long time and he doesn’t regret it at all. He added that Shell fuel is the best on the market and recommends all drivers who want quality fuel to use Shell fuel because it’s not only friendly on the pocket, but also friendly on the engine. He is very grateful to Vivo Energy for the free fuel and encourages everyone to participate in the promotion to stand a chance of winning.

“We are dedicated to upholding the upmost fuel standards in the market and will continue to work with Shell to bring high quality - yet affordable - fuels, lubricants and services to the people of Uganda,” concluded Hans Paulsen.


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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Vivo Energy Boosts Shell V-Power Pearl of Africa Uganda Rally with 100 million shillings sponsorship

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 www.africanrallychampionship.com


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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Rotary Cancer Run gets UShs. 8 million boost from Vivo Energy Uganda

The fifth edition of the annual Rotary Cancer Run has been boosted with support of eight million shillings from Vivo Energy Uganda, the company that markets and distributes Shell-branded products.

The charity run, is organised to raise funds towards the completion of the Rotary Cancer Ward at Nsambya Hospital in Kampala. Rotarians in Uganda have partnered with various companies to improve testing, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Previous annual runs delivered a new Cancer Ward block at the same hospital.

This year, the Rotary Cancer Run will mainly focus on raising the funds needed to equip the Cancer Ward with a linear accelerator. The linear accelerator is a cancer treatment machine that offers a safer treatment alternative where cancerous cells are destroyed without affecting the surrounding tissue.

The World Health Organisation annual report notes that 16 million people over the world die prematurely before the age of 70 due to non-communicable diseases, with cancer-related deaths being the majority.

According to the Uganda Cancer Institute, there are daily new cases of head and neck cancer which affect the throat, larynx, nose, sinus cavities and, mouth. This has been blamed on the delinquency of alcohol and tobacco use, with the most affected age group being between 30 to 40 year olds.

Vivo Energy Uganda wants to make a real and lasting difference to the communities in which it operates. The company wants to create lasting social and economic benefits for the communities where it operates and engage with them to earn their respect and trust.

Speaking at the handover ceremony, at Shell Bugolobi service station, Vivo Energy Managing Director Hans Paulsen said that the company is honoured to be part of an initiative that will go a long way in ensuring that more Ugandans live a cancer-free life. “Cancer remains a major threat to people’s health around the world therefore the Ward once completed, will help to complement the current limited facilities in the country” said Hans. 

“Cancer prevention, screening, and treatment programmes are very expensive for many ailing Ugandans. It is therefore important for corporate companies to join the Rotary Family in the fight against this burden.” Stephen Mwanje, Past Rotary District Governor and Chair Uganda Rotary Cancer Programme noted. “Rotary is about service to humanity and we are very pleased that Vivo Energy is joining us at the Rotary Cancer Run 2016 to deliver both the Linear Accelerator and a bunker at Nsambya Hospital”, he added.


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.


Rotary Cancer Run:

“Cancer prevention, screening, and treatment programmes are very expensive for many ailing Ugandans. It is therefore important for corporate companies to join the Rotary Family in the fight against this burden.” Stephen Mwanje, Past Rotary District Governor and Chair Uganda Rotary Cancer Programme noted. “Rotary is about service to humanity and we are very pleased that Vivo Energy is joining us at the Rotary Cancer Run 2016 to deliver both the Linear Accelerator and a bunker at Nsambya Hospital”, he added.


Media Contact:

Jean Mugisha

Vivo Energy Uganda

Tel: +256 776 754100

Email: [email protected] 

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Shell Entebbe unveils new Pizza Hut Restaurant

Multinational food chain store, Pizza Hut has expanded its network in Uganda, by opening up a new branch at Shell Entebbe.

Last year, Vivo Energy Uganda, the company that distributes and markets Shell branded fuels and lubricants, embarked on a project of upgrading its service stations to offer a wider range of services to both shoppers and motorists who visit the stations, by partnering with reputable industry providers to offer best in class additional services to their customers.

Pizza Hut a leading American restaurant chain and international franchise known for Italian-American cuisine including pizza and pasta as well as side dishes and desserts, will be offering Shell customers more convenience as they fuel or service their vehicles at Shell Entebbe service station.

Speaking at opening of the outlet, the Managing Director Vivo Energy Uganda, Hans Paulsen said that Vivo Energy understands that customers, now look for more than just a fill-up when they drive into Shell forecourts and it’s not just about the quality fuels and lubricants anymore, but rather the delivery of a complete service station experience which includes quick meals and shopping. 

“We cherish our customers and as such Vivo Energy continuously strives for innovative and more convenient ways of satisfying its customers. We are proud to be partnering with Pizza Hut and offering our customers unique experiences and indeed giving them more reasons to love Shell” said Hans.

The Managing Director of Pizza Hut Uganda Bill Alley, said that Pizza Hut has been well received in Uganda. Entebbe in particular is special because it is the first express Pizza Hut in the whole of Africa. We continue to take pride in the fact that we continue to are deliver international services in Uganda. We are thrilled to have partnered with Vivo Energy to offer more convenience to Shell customers” said Bill Alley.

The opening of the new store, comes with a promotion where motorists who purchase 100,000 worth of fuel get a free Pizza and shoppers who spend 50,000 in the select shop will also win free Pizza. Entebbe is a destination for beach goers, bikers and golfers, both Pizza Hut & Shell Entebbe have specific offers for them.


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:

Vivo Energy Uganda

Jean Mugisha

Tel: +256 776 754100

Email: [email protected]


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UShs. 300 Million worth of fuel for Shell FuelSave customers

For the third consecutive year, Vivo Energy has launched a countrywide promotion that will give consumers a chance to win free Shell FuelSave Unleaded Petrol and Shell FuelSave Diesel worth UShs. 300 million.

The Fuel & Win Reloaded Promotion is intended to recognise and reward customers for their loyalty and support in purchasing Shell branded fuels and lubricants, as well as to give consumers the opportunity to experience the benefits of Shell FuelSave.

Speaking at the promotion reveal, Hans Paulsen, Managing Director Vivo Energy Uganda said that the company is committed to meeting consumer needs through continuous innovation; to improve product offering; and to give customers economy benefit at no extra cost. “Shell FuelSave was launched with the objective to provide our customers with a fuel economy – this fuel is designed to last longer and is a good choice for those looking to save,” Hans highlighted.


The promotion is indeed bigger and better than before, with over 3000 motorists winning over the 12 weeks. There will be customers winning UGX 3,000,000 worth of fuel among others.  The promotion will include weekly draws with every Shell service station across the country participating and picking winners.

Paulsen hailed Ugandan customers for embracing Shell FuelSave since it was launched in November 2013. It is indeed true that Shell FuelSave is Uganda’s leading Unleaded Petrol and Diesel with thousands of motorists turning into a Shell service station every day. He acknowledged the growing commitment and loyalty of customers who are choosing to use only quality fuels adding that the promotion is intended to reward this loyalty with a chance to win free fuel.

The three months’ promotion that runs from 21 July - 13 October 2016, will see motorists who buy 50,000/- worth of Shell FuelSave or more get a unique code that allows them to enter the promotion through short code *295#. They will then stand a chance to win the free fuel in the weekly draws.

Shell FuelSave is specially formulated to lubricate where engine oils are less effective, helping the engine to turn more freely, giving the customer smoother running on the road. “The fuel economy benefit of Shell FuelSave Unleaded and Diesel is experienced at the very first tank fill – so motorists all over Uganda can continue to enjoy fuel designed to last longer at no extra cost,” advised Jean Mugisha, Marketing Manager at Vivo Energy.


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 17,561 m³ and 127 service stations, with many offering Shell Cards and convenience retail stores.

Vivo Energy Uganda employs 121 permanent 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 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: 

Vivo Energy Uganda 

Jean Mugisha 

Tel: +256 776 754100 

Email: [email protected]


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Vivo Energy donates Shell Gas installation to Bless a Child Foundation

Through its Shell Gas brand, Vivo Energy Uganda, the distributor of Shell fuels and lubricants in Uganda, has donated a fully installed cooking unit and piped gas to Bless a Child Foundation, a non-profit organisation that is committed to providing treatment and care for children living with cancer in Uganda.

The home provides shelter, food, education and care for the children while they receive their cancer treatment at the various treatment centres.

Bless a Child was identified by Shell Gas as the Tokosa Food Festival beneficiary partner and received donations including 10% of the event proceeds from Vivo Energy Uganda and extra cash donations from the event’s partners, including UGX 1,000,000 from Club Twist and Royco each, and UGX 2,000,000 from Vision Group.

In addition to the Shell Gas and cash donation, Vivo Energy staff also donated other items, including clothing, food and books, to the children.

Speaking during the handover ceremony, Vivo Energy MD Hans Paulsen said that Vivo Energy believes that the Foundation is a worthy cause whose day to day activities of nurturing the children will be enhanced with Shell Gas. “The essence of the Shell Gas brand is in igniting love every day. This resonates with our responsibility as members of the community to contribute towards initiatives like these to make life better for others. We therefore pledge to continue supporting Bless a Child Foundation in the future. We are honoured to bring the good times to the Bless a Child Foundation home” said Mr. Paulsen.

Mr Paulsen further noted that Vivo Energy is actively involved in community investment programmes where it operates, including donation of solar lamps to primary children in rural areas, creating road safety ambassadors in primary schools through road safety education as well as training boda boda riders, taxi drivers and bus drivers on road safety.

The children and staff of the foundation expressed extreme gratitude to Vivo Energy staff for this gesture.

Brian Walusimbi, Executive Director, of the Bless A Child Foundation said: “Vivo Energy has not only brought on board other partners for our home, but has donation cash, home items and ensured all our Shell gas needs are well catered for. This is received with utmost gratitude and will go a long way to improve life here at the home. We are immensely thankful.”


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 18,297 m³ and 118 service stations, with many offering Shell Cards and convenience retail stores.

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

The company employs around 2,300 people, operates over 1,600 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:

Cerinah Zalwango Tugume

Vivo Energy Uganda

Tel: +256 772 754001

Email: [email protected]


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Vivo Energy Unveils UGX. 74.4 Million Sponsorship Deal to Rhinos Rugby Club

Vivo Energy has continued to show support for sports development in Uganda. The company, which markets and distributes Shell fuels and lubricants, through its brand Shell Rimula, has sealed a Seventy Four Million Four Hundred Thousand deal with Rhinos Rugby Club, in a sponsorship that will last for 18 months.

The sponsorship which also includes a new kit for Rhinos, was unveiled by Vivo Energy Managing Director, Hans Paulsen along with officials from Rhinos Rugby club, the sponsorship ushers in a new era for the club which will now take the title Shell Rimula Rhinos.

Speaking at the unveiling ceremony at Legends Rugby Grounds, Hans Paulsen remarked that Vivo Energy is pleased to partner with Rhinos Rugby club, which is one of the oldest clubs in Uganda, and affirmed Vivo Energy’s commitment to the promotion of the game.

“This package is a demonstration of our continuous support to developing sports in Uganda. Rugby is one of the fastest growing sports in Uganda today. We are committed to playing a major role in developing local talent,” he said. “I hope this new partnership will see the team’s performance and morale greatly boosted” Hans added.

Rhinos’ chairman Alex Kalimugogo, hailed Vivo Energy for investing in rugby and Rhinos rugby club in particular.

“Our partnership with Vivo Energy is a major transformation opportunity for our club, as Shell is one of the biggest national and global brands. Uganda rugby has been dominated by two clubs since the revival of the game in the early 1990s - Kobs and Heathens.  This partnership gives Rhinos the leverage it needs to break this dominance, which is an overall positive development for rugby in general” Kalimugogo noted.

“We intend to make this partnership mutually beneficial by ensuring that Vivo Energy and its Shell brands get the mileage they deserve for investing in Rhinos.  We now look forward to delivering something unique to Uganda rugby” he concluded.

Vivo Energy has for many years been involved in sports development in the country with an emphasis on motor sport and now the company is taking on rugby under the Shell Rimula lubricant brand.

Rhinos Rugby Club was started in 1993 by former Rhinos basketball players and has since grown into a regular participant in Uganda's top tier competition-The Super 8.


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 18,297 m³ and 118 service stations, with many offering Shell Cards and convenience retail stores.

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

The company employs around 2,300 people, operates over 1,600 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:

Cerinah Zalwango Tugume

Vivo Energy Uganda: Communication Manager

Tel: +256 772 754001

Email: [email protected]


 

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Road Safety Training for Uganda Police

Vivo Energy Uganda, the distributor and marketer of Shell branded fuels and lubricants in Uganda, has today commenced a series of defensive driving training courses for Uganda Police drivers at the Royal Suites Kampala to upgrade their road safety awareness and behaviour.

Defensive driving aims to reduce the risk of collision by anticipating dangerous situations, despite adverse conditions or the mistakes of others. This can be achieved by sticking to a variety of general guidelines, such as following the assured clear distance ahead and three second rules and lane discipline, among others.

As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives, Vivo Energy conducts defensive driving training for various categories of drivers including truck drivers, boda boda riders, bus drivers and the future drivers – school children who receive road safety training under the company’s safety ambassador programme.  To date Vivo Energy has trained over 3000 boda boda riders, 500 bus drivers, and over 3000 school children.  Additionally and of the 200 truck drivers who transport Shell products in Uganda are trained in defensive driving on an annual basis.

Uganda Police plays a critical role in defining behaviour on the road and bringing about law and order in the country. Vivo Energy has partnered with Uganda Police to invest in training police drivers in defensive driving with over four other courses planned this year.

Speaking at the training session, Hans Paulsen, Managing Director, Vivo Energy Uganda said “We are proud to partner with Uganda Police in changing our road safety culture. We believe all our police officers here today who drive in their role have all the requisite driving skills. This training aims to go beyond mastery of the rules of the road and the basic mechanics of driving, and in to specific behaviour that enables the driver look out for not only their own safety but also that of other road users, allowing for the errors of others.”  

“I challenge you to go on and mentor others. This will enable you master what you have learnt, to keep it alive in your behaviour on the road, and to create an accountable community that enables you to live out what you have learnt every time you get behind the wheel.” he added.

“This is only the first of several other training sessions we shall organise with Uganda Police, with four others planned for later this year. Being a long term programme, we pledge to continue our commitment to this partnership over the coming years so that together we can build a culture of excellent road safety in Uganda. It is my prayer that the time we spend here will enable all of us drivers to improve our behaviour on the road, and drive with our families and loved ones in mind. I hope that we will also keep in mind all that have departed due to avoidable road accidents, and pledge to commit to good road safety behaviour.” Paulsen concluded.

Representing the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Okoth Ochola, the Deputy IGP, thanked Vivo Energy for its commitment to seeing improved road safety behaviour and for investing in Uganda Police, so that together we can see the road safety culture in Uganda transform. “This is not your core responsibility but we thank you for investing positive efforts in educating different players in defensive driving and spreading this culture of good driving skills with other road users in mind. We pledge to put into practice all that we are learning and to influence our community with these leanings, so that together we can bring down the number of injuries and deaths caused by road accidents.”

The company has planned four more trainings this year and intends to conduct them on an annual basis. They will train Uganda Police officers across the country as well as provide special training for Training of Trainers (TOTs).


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 18,297 m³ and 118 service stations, with many offering Shell Cards and convenience retail stores.

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

The company employs around 2,100 people, operates over 1,500 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:

Cerinah Zalwango Tugume

Vivo Energy Uganda: Communication Manager

Tel: +256 772 754001

Email: [email protected]

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Vivo Energy unveils the 2nd edition of the Shell Gas Tokosa Food Festival, and helps Ugandan children’s charity

Vivo Energy Uganda, the company that distributes and markets Shell fuels and lubricants, including Shell Gas, brings back the famous Tokosa Food Festival for the second time.

The Shell Gas Tokosa Food Festival 2016 will bring together over 20 restaurants and food industry players who will showcase their signature dishes, both local and international. The event is a platform to celebrate the growing vibrant food culture in Uganda.

This year the Shell Gas Tokosa Food Festival has identified the Bless a Child Foundation as a beneficiary partner to receive 10% of the ticket sales. The foundation provides improved childhood cancer care services for terminally ill children. Through the foundation, the children can access food, education and care, free of charge. Over 800 children have benefitted from this cause over the past years.   

Some activities that have been planned for the festival include cooking competitions for various categories including celebrities, bachelors, couples, divas and CEOs. The day will also be highlighted with eating competitions, exciting activities in the kids’ corner, and fun and games with entertainment from Janzi band and Lillian Mbabazi.  Shell Gas will be available on special offer. To promote culinary excellence, the best restaurants of the day will also be awarded. 

Speaking at the press launch of the Shell Gas Tokosa Food Festival at Legends Grounds, Vivo Energy Managing Director, Hans Paulsen said the Shell Gas Tokosa Food Festival is about celebrating diversity of cultures, food and relationships.

“You can’t have a celebration without food. In Uganda we cook for our families, we cook for our guests, and we also cook at all celebrations. Shell Gas is here to bring on all these good times and build beautiful lifetime experiences.” Paulsen said.

“Shell Gas is available in 3 sizes - 6kg, 15kg and 45kg as well as the bulk solution suitable for real estate developers, schools and hospitals. We have also introduced a new 6kg cylinder with a burner and grill, commonly known as Ka-portable, to cater for new home owners, food vendors and outdoor users.” Paulsen noted.

The event takes place on Sunday 24th April 2016 at the Legends Grounds Kampala and is sponsored by Club Twist, Royco Mchuzi Mix, Hello Food, Roke Telkom and Vivo Energy Uganda through the Shell Gas brand. Gates will open at 10:00am. 


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 18,297 m³ and 118 service stations, with many offering Shell Cards and convenience retail stores.

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

The company employs around 2,100 people, operates over 1,500 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: 

Vivo Energy Uganda: Communication Manager

Cerinah Zalwango Tugume

Tel: +256 772 754001

Email: [email protected]


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