Ebenezer Faulkner (5th from left) in a group photograph with awardees.
Vivo Energy Ghana Limited, which distributes and markets Shell branded products and services in Ghana, has awarded deserving Bulk Vehicle Operators (BVOs) and their spouses at its annual Transporters’ Awards for the year 2016.
The Vivo Energy Ghana Transporters’ Awards seeks to recognise the achievements of transport companies whose services Vivo Energy Ghana employs.
For the second time running, S. O. Frimpong Transport Limited won the Overall Best Transporter award for 2016, while the Overall Best Bulk Vehicle Operator (BVO) prize was awarded to Emil Aklakutse of J. K. Horgle Transport.
Other high-performing BVOs from J. K. Ahiadome Transport were also presented with their prizes such as table top fridges and deep freezers.
Managing Director of Vivo Energy Ghana, Ebenezer Faulkner, said Vivo Energy’s business was built on strong health, safety, security and environment (HSSE) standards.
“In 2016, our three transporters, namely J. K. Ahiadome Transport, J. K. Horgle Transport and S. O. Frimpong Transport professionally and skilfully drove 6,119,800 km and achieved a cumulative 2,963 days (eight years running) at Goal Zero, without a single accident. I wish to congratulate all award winners for this sterling performance,” he said.
In a speech read on his behalf, Acting Chief Executive Director of the National Petroleum Authority (NPA), Alhassan Tampuli, bemoaned the practice whereby village folks rush to accident scenes involving petroleum tankers to collect products that spill from the tankers and in the process getting exposed to extreme dangers.
He therefore called on industry players to help raise safety awareness by running safety programmes for adults and school children in these communities.
Executive Director of the National Road Safety Commission and the guest speaker for the occasion, May Obiri-Yeboah, bemoaned the number of road accidents recorded in the first quarter of the year.
“This year alone, nearly 354 and 2,065 persons have suffered death and injuries respectively from 1,986 cases at the end of February. There is no way that the commission can handle this alone without the contribution of corporate organisations like Vivo Energy Ghana,” she said.
Mrs Obiri-Yeboah therefore commended Vivo Energy Ghana for releasing resources to promote road safety and urged the BVOs to continue to exercise caution behind the wheel.