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Vivo Energy Uganda, the distributor and marketer of Shell branded fuels and lubricants in Uganda, has today recognised 120 high performing truck drivers at a grand award ceremony, held at the Protea Hotel Kampala, under the theme: “Goal Zero. My Goal.”

The Drivers’ League was formed in 2002 with the objective of inspiring drivers to better road safety behaviour and compliance. The league measures drivers’ performance on a day to day basis and culminates in an annual award ceremony at the start of every year, held by Vivo Energy Uganda.

The company monitors drivers’ performance using On Board Computers (OBC) and in-cab cameras installed in every truck to allow for monitoring every journey in real time. This year’s overall winner, Kenneth Rotich from Multiple Hauliers, was recognised for driving safely without violating any of the high standards set throughout 2017. He had the highest score in the league and was also recognised for mentoring younger drivers and for his commitment to a journey management. He exhibited good behavior and professionalism, maintaining a zero incident record.

“The Drivers’ League awards programme seeks to ensure that our drivers observe high professional conduct on the road and operate the highest road safety standards, while delivering our products. It is aimed at motivating high performing drivers and inspiring other drivers within and outside our business. Our ‘Goal Zero’ aim means zero harm to people, assets and the environment in all our operations. This award ceremony is an opportunity to recognise and motivate our drivers’ commitment to health and safety on the road. They have become a role model even to other road users. The theme ‘Goal Zero. My Goal’ seeks to remind drivers that they are responsible for the lives of people on the road, the vehicle they are driving, the product they are transporting and ensuring they protect the environment from any oil spills as they drive their trucks.” Mr. Gilbert Assi, Managing Director, Vivo Energy Uganda said at the award ceremony.

“The league aims to reinforce our target of Goal Zero, which is our continuous commitment to run our business without causing any harm to people, assets and the environment. We are very proud of our drivers who maintain these standards, and in particular the gentlemen who are being recognised today,” says Mr. Assi.

The drivers’ performance is scored on a monthly basis, with quarterly awards that culminate in an annual recognition. The drivers are categorised in classes A, B and C depending on how they perform.

The other three drivers awarded were Mohammed Guliye from Sibed transporters, Lubega Fahad Muzafaru from FST and Kizza Mohammed from Uganda Transport Agencies. A total of 120 drivers were also recognised for great performance and achieving the Class A category and these all walked away with amazing prizes. The drivers showed outstanding professionalism as they delivered Shell fuels and products, covering a total distance of 17 million kilometres in 2017.

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 137 service stations, with many offering Shell Cards and convenience retail stores.

Vivo Energy Uganda employs around 130 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 2,370 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.

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