Vivo Energy supports traders, drivers at K’dua
As part of contributions towards the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, Vivo Energy Ghana, the distributors and marketers of Shell branded products and service in collaboration with the New Juaben South Municipal Assembly has provided a GH¢60,000 mechanised water tank and hydraulic hand washing machines to market women and drivers at Koforidua.
The items placed at the Koforidua Central markets and Kumasi stations, would allow both market women and drivers to wash their hands and ensure that, basic hygienic practices were observed as they discharged their duties.
The outgoing Eastern Territorial Manager of Shell Ghana, Mr Paul Mends stated that, over the years, the company had collaborated, especially with drivers and other customers a lot, hence the need to support them in the era of the pandemic.
He added that, since hand washing had been found to be one of the safety protocols to curb the spread of the coronavirus, it was necessary that they provided the items to ensure the safety of their customers.
“As a company that believes in safety, we owe it a duty to ensure that we support our customers in the unusual time hence the donation to ensure your safety.” he said.
He urged all to engage in proper hand washing and continue to follow the President’s directives to obey all safety protocols, including social distancing, respiratory hygiene among others so that the nation could curb the spread of the disease.
On his part, the Chief Executive Officer of Jilcon Construction and Shell retailer, Nana Opare Kwarfo explained that, it was necessary to provide the items for market women and drivers who most often came into contact with the public.
“These people sell to us and most people pick vehicles at the lorry station to their destinations every day, hence it is necessary that we provide these things to ensure that, they keep themselves safe to stop the spread.”
He asked the market women and drivers to make use of the hand washing system and not to defy the safety protocols for their own good and that of others.
The Municipal Chief Executive of New Juaben South Municipality, Mr Isaac Appaw-Gyasi thanked Vivo Energy Ghana for their kind gesture and urged other companies to emulate them.
At the Kumasi lorry station, the Eastern Regional Chairman of GPRTU, Mr Johnson Kyereh who received the items also thanked the company for its gesture and pledged to use the items for the intended purpose.
The market women also expressed same appreciation to the company.
From Ama Tekyiwaa Ampadu Agyeman, Koforidua