Vivo Energy Ghana, the Shell Licensee, in partnership with its retailers, installed three water storage tanks and handwashing facilities at the Koforidua Central market and Lorry Parks to encourage regular handwashing needed to fight the spread of COVID-19 in Ghana’s Eastern region. In addition, the Vivo Energy Ghana team gave Koforidua Central Market and Lorry Parks hand washing soaps, paper towel, nose masks, hand sanitizers and four foot-operated handwashing equipment. The team also donated infrared thermometers to the New Juabeng Municipal Assembly.

The intervention is part of Vivo Energy Ghana’s Retailer Sustainability Program, which was launched to support the fight against COVID-19 in the company’s retail communities, support government’s efforts at combating the virus and to ensure the decentralization of support to local communities.

Managing Director of Vivo Energy Ghana Mr. Ben Hassan Ouattara reaffirmed Vivo Energy’s commitment to support government’s efforts and help to ultimately bring life back to normal again. Mr. Outtara said, as an energy company, Vivo Energy Ghana cared about its people, customers and communities. Mr. Outtara believes the company’s Retailer Sustainability Program will help reach, protect and minimize the impact of the life-threatening virus on people, especially those in our rural communities. He urged beneficiaries to use the equipment and supplies diligent and apply them solely for their intended purposes.

Municipal Chief Executive of New Juaben South Assembly Mr. Isaac Appaw-Gyasi inaugurated the facilities and appreciated Vivo Energy Ghana and its retailers for the timely intervention at the markets and lorry parks to help eliminate the spread of the coronavirus in Koforidua and its environs. Market Queen of the Koforidua Central Market Ms. Nana Ama Bonsu said the installation of the water storage tanks at the marked would help solve the water shortage crisis at the market, especially at a time when the availability of water has become critical in the prevention of COVID-19 infections. Eastern Regional Chairman of Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) Mr. Johnson Kyereh also lauded Vivo Energy for the kind gesture.

The Retailer Sustainability Program of Vivo Energy has already reached out to the National Commission for Civic Education, Effiankwanta Regional Hospital, Tamale Teaching Hospital, Kenyasi Health Centre and Ahinsan Camp Prison.

Credits: | Vivo Energy GH