Vivo Energy Ghana, the company that distributes and markets Shell-branded fuels and lubricants, has partnered Golden Star Resources Limited to launch and implement its new “Access to Energy” project in the Wassa East District of the Western Region.
This initiative is intended to provide support to neighbourhood communities of the Golden Star Resources Limited where Vivo Energy Ghana also operates.
Three Hundred (300) women within the neighbourhood communities of Golden Star Resources Limited, which are farming communities, are to benefit from the energy efficient stoves while (300) girls in Primary Four to Junior High School (JHS) Two, will also obtain a solar lamp each to enable them to study after normal school hours.
The Corporate Communications Manager of Vivo Energy Ghana, Mrs. Shirley Tony Kum said the presentation of the items brings to a total of 1,500 energy efficient cook stoves and solar lamps respectively, distributed to women and school children in the Western, Eastern and the Brong-Ahafo regions where the company operates.
She indicated that bio data on beneficiaries of the cook stoves will be collated for future interviews on how the product has impacted on their lives as part of efforts in reducing Indoor Air Pollution. This feedback will advance further research and help shape future Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives.
“At Vivo Energy, our ability to engage effectively with our neighbours in the communities where we operate, on issues that concern them, is essential to our business. Over the years, we have demonstrated our commitment to the development of our host communities through sustainable development initiatives,” says Mrs. Tony Kum.
The Operations Manager-Production of Golden Star Resources Limited, Mr. Emmanuel Dadzie, on behalf of his company, also distributed 120 gallons of Sanitizers, 80 Dispensers and quanities of Stationaries to schools in the operational area to prevent the spread of cholera and ease the burden on parents in providing the educational needs of their children.
The Chief of Mamponso Traditional Area, Nana Kwamena Damaoh III, on behalf of the beneficiary communities, expressed his gratitude to Vivo Energy Ghana and Golden Star Resources Limited for extending a helping hand to improve the quality of the lives of the people in the area and advised the beneficiaries to put the items to good use.
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