Vivo Energy Ghana, the distributors and marketers of shell-branded products and services has donated some personal protective equipment (PPEs) to the national COVID-19 management team to help them work effectively against the novel coronavirus.
According to the company, the decision to donate to the COVID-19 team is informed by their motive to support frontline workers in discharging their duties after following developments surrounding the outbreak of the virus in the country.
The Managing Director of Vivo Energy Ghana, Ben Hassan Ouattara said the donation falls in line with the company’s initiatives undertaken to boost the COVID-19 fight in Ghana.
“In line with our vision of becoming Africa’s most respected energy business, we have been at the forefront of supporting the government’s efforts in fighting COVID-19 through our community investment initiatives. We funded an e-learning application for our student at home and donated hand sanitizers and liquid soaps to some major bus terminals and our retail stations,” he said.
The items donated by the company include; 4000 Examination and surgical gloves, 1000 N95 Respirators, 1000 Goggles and 500 Coveralls.
VIVO Energy Retailer Sustainability Programme
The company together with its retail business has launched Retailer Sustainability Programme to ensure that communities get the needed resources to fight COVID-19.
Mr. Ouattara said the sustainability programme is part of the steps taken to ensure that its customers are safe and do not contaminate the virus in the discharge of their operations.
“For this reason, we equipped our Shell service stations with hand-sanitizers and other cleaning solutions as a precautionary measure. Our Customer Service Champions have also been engaged to wash their hands regularly and sanitize them as often as possible when transacting business on the Point of Sale devices. Some of our stations also have other electronic payment options like mobile money to reduce the handling of cash,” he said.
The company has also contributed boxes of hand sanitizers and liquid soaps to some lorry parks to ensure basic hygiene is observed in the discharge of their duties.
“As we continue to follow the President’s directives, we need to maintain basic personal hygiene to minimize the spread of COVID-19. As a company that believes in safety, we owe it a duty to the citizenry to support them in this difficult time. At Shell, your safety is our priority and we will continue to observe all the safety protocols prescribed by the Ghana Health Service at our Shell service stations,” the managing director said.