Posted: Thursday 22nd May 2014 at 14:01 pm

Vivo Energy Ghana Supports Road Safety Education In Schools


Accra, 22nd May, 2014: Vivo Energy Ghana, the company that distributes and markets Shell-branded fuels and lubricants in partnership with the National Road Safety Commission and the Ghana Education Service has organized a two-day training of trainer’s workshop on road safety for some schools in the Greater Accra Region.

The objective of the training is to equip the teachers with the required skills and resources to enable them educate pupils in their various schools on how to ensure safety on the road and to serve as agents of change for the peers and siblings.

The Corporate Communications Manager, Mrs. Shirley ModestaEfua Tony said the school based road safety project dubbed ‘My Road Safety’ is a pedagogic interactive programme comprising of series of classroom work, outdoor road safety activities, simulation exercises, and quiz competitions.

She said the project has the broad objective of educating school children to inculcate in them a conscious, civilized and safe behavior in the three different situations on the road as pedestrians, passengers and as cyclists. ‘Toolkits comprising of road safety text books, posters, games, safety vests, school bagsamong others will be distributed to pupils of participating schools to facilitate effective classroom and outdoor road safety lessons’ says Shirley Tony Kum

In his keynote address, the Managing Director of Vivo Energy Ghana, Mr. Fred Osoro said the company remains committed to theprogramme and promise to work with relevant stakeholder’s towards its successful implementation. He said the company has the plan of replicating it in schools within the ten regions of the country and urged the teachers tointensify road safety education in the various schools.

The Greater Accra Regional Manager of the National Road Safety Commission, Mr. Daniel Wuakucommended Vivo Energy Ghana for providing the funding for the project and believed the partnership with the Commission will reinforce safety consciousness in children. ‘We have no objection to this exemplary drive which forms part of our interventions and fully endorses it as a very good example of exhibiting corporate social responsibility.

Participating schoolsfor the first phase are SDA Basic School, Bishop Mixed, Bishop Girls, Accra Sempe Primary, Boundary Road School, Kwashieman 1 Primary and Odorkor 1 JHS, MamprobiSempe 5 JHS/ North 4 Primary School, Kwashieman 2 Primary, Salvation Army B Basic and All Sanits Anglican Basic, all of which are located on high risk roads.

About Vivo Energy Ghana
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 144 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

Media Contact:
Vivo Energy Ghana: Corporate Communications Manager: Shirley Tony Kum: Cell: +233 540116600 Email: [email protected]

Managing Director of Vivo Energy Ghana, Mr. Fred Osoro

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