KAMPALA — Vivo Energy has donated 13,000 litres fuel Worth UGX.50M to support the mobility of the Ministry of Health Emergency teams countrywide in bid to stem the spread of COVID-19.
This was at the ministry’s head offices in Kampala.
The company also donated hand sanitizers, masks, liquid soaps and other hygiene solutions worthy UGX.10M.
Val Oketcho, the Corporate communication manager, said the brand aims at making real and lasting differences to the communities in which it operates.
Mr. Gilbert Assi, Managing Director, Vivo Energy Uganda echoed that their commitment to achieving and maintaining the highest international safety standards is a key differentiator for Vivo Energy Uganda.
“This is evidenced by our prioritization of Goal Zero, which means zero harm to people, assets and the environment in all our operations. As a company that believes in safety, we view this as an obligation and duty to our citizenry to support the Government of Uganda to deal with this exceptional health crisis.” he said.
“We further reiterate our commitment to reliably delivering the very best of high quality Shell products our customers – with full utilisation of all our facilities, including our recently expanded inland storage capacity, in order to avoid supply shortages especially during this period,’’ he added.
Dr. Diana Atwine, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health applauded Vivo Energy Uganda for its kind gesture and solidarity.
“Your support will help the government in fighting the pandemic and enhance the ministry’s COVID-19 response. We believe that with the combined effort and support of like-minded companies in the private sector and individuals, our efforts to stem the spread of the deadly virus and save the lives of our citizens shall be greatly boosted,” she noted.
The Covid 19 pandemic, has continued to impact countries globally in various proportions. Uganda in particular has registered 48 cases positive of the virus while over 1,100 are under follow up.