Accra, 13Th May, 2014: Vivo Energy Ghana, the company that distributes and markets Shell-branded fuels and lubricants, has donated 20 table-top fridges and 100 branded solar lamps to the Otumfuo Charity Foundation in support of the 4th Teachers Awards.
The donation towards the awards aims at motivating teachers from deprived communities in the country to give-off their best in ensuring good performance of pupils from these communities. It’s also aimed at curbing the migration of teachers from the rural communities to the urban areas for better working environment and conditions of service.
The Managing Director of Vivo Energy Ghana, Mr. Fred Osoro who donated the items said Vivo Energy in line with their community investment strategy is committed to educational excellence and will invest in communities through its three strategic themes; road safety, education and environment.
“Vivo Energy understands the value of education and appreciates the work of the Asantehene and decided to lend its support to the foundation to help it extend its work to more people from deprived communities in the country” say Fred Osoro.
The Otumfuo Teachers Award was instituted four years ago to motivate teachers serving in some deprived communities in the country. This year’s award formed part of activities marking the 15th anniversary celebration of the reign of Otumfuo and 100 teachers from the ten regions of the country were awarded. The awardees received a certificate, a table top fridge, solar lamps, wellington boots, rain coats among other items and an undisclosed amount of cash.
Vivo Energy Ghana, the company that distributes and markets Shell-branded fuels and lubricants, changed its name from Shell Ghana to Vivo Energy Ghana in August 2013.
The Shell brand has been in Ghana for 85 years and Shell has been the leading marketer of fuels and lubricants. Vivo Energy Ghana has a storage capacity of nearly 11,000m³ and 128 retail stations with the majority offering Shell Cards and convenience retail stores. Over the years, the company expanded its portfolio by acquiring Texaco in 1988. Vivo Energy Ghana employs 146 people but the business provides indirect employment to over 1,000 people. The company is recognised as a leader in the oil industry especially championing and setting standards for safety in sales and distribution.
Vivo Energy operates in Retail; Commercial Fuels (Marine, Mining and Aviation in partnership with Vitol Aviation); Liquefied Petroleum Gas and Lubricants in Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Cote D’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Mali, Mauritius, Madagascar, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Senegal, Tunisia and Uganda.
The company employs around 2,000 people and operates 1,430 retail stations under the Shell brand and has access to approximately 900,000 cubic meters of fuel storage capacity. Shell and Vivo Lubricants has blending capacity of around 150,000 metric tons at plants in seven countries (Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Morocco, Tunisia and Senegal) producing Shell branded lubricants.
For more information about Vivo Energy please visit www.vivoenergy.com
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