Posted on 17 November 2017 By Bay Moon Communications
As we are approaching the festive season, with an expected increase in traffic on our roads, Vivo Energy Namibia, the company that markets and distributes Shell products and services in Namibia, joined forces with prominent media house, Namibia Media Holdings, to increase awareness around road safety.
Posted on 17 November 2016 By Bay Moon Communications
Vivo Energy Conducts Schools Road Safety and Zizi the Zebra Competition
Vivo Energy Uganda has brought together 20 primary schools to compete on road safety in a bid to motivate and reward champions and enhance their road safety knowledge at a competition held at UMA Conference hall in Kampala.
Vivo Energy is the company that distributes and markets Shell branded fuels and lubricants in Africa. The company’s Corporate Social Responsibility programmes focus on road safety as well as education and environment. Through its road safety education programme, the company has invested in training children to develop a community of over 6000 road safety ambassadors in the 52 schools that currently participate. These children are involved in several activities to enable them master good road safety behavior that they can pass on to their friends and family. The company also runs road safety programmes among drivers of bodabodas, taxis and buses.
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Posted on 19 April 2016 By Bay Moon Communications
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.
Cerinah Zalwango Tugume
Vivo Energy Uganda: Communication Manager
Tel: +256 772 754001
Email: [email protected]energy.com
Posted on 02 August 2015 By Bay Moon Communications
Vivo Energy Kenya, the company that distributes and markets Shell-branded fuels and lubricants in the country, has partnered with Multiple Hauliers East Africa Limited, on road safety campaign projects. The partnership commenced on July 31st 2015 and will focus on training pupils in public primary schools situated along the Kenyan northern corridor on how to cross the road safely at all times.