New Vivo energy boss affirms steady fuel supply for Ugandans ahead of Kenya elections

By Patricia Osman

Gilbert Assi, the newly appointed Managing director Vivo Energy Uganda, assures Ugandans that plans are in place to stock enough fuel as Kenya elections close in.

Speaking at his unveiling in Kampala Mr. Assi says there is no cause for alarm adding that they are watching the events carefully and are aware of the threats that come with such an exercise.

His comment comes at a time when Parliament’s Natural Resources committee advises Government to stock enough quantities of fuel ahead of the August 2017 Election in Kenya.

The legislators are optimistic that refilling the reserves will secure supply of petroleum products in the event of any disruptions and eventualities.

Mr Assi who takes over from Hans Paulsen had been group head of distribution.

He promises to keep the company at the number one position by continuing to invest heavily in areas of fuel quality, road safety, Education and environment protection.

Mr. Paulsen has now been promoted to a new senior role in the Vivo Energy Group where he will be working across all countries in Africa where Vivo Energy operates on a new project to improve the company’s business among others tasks.

Vivo energy’s Twedeko campaign to change and save lives of road users

By Patricia Osman

Vivo energy Uganda has today launched a social media road safety campaign in a bid to save lives.

Hans Paulsen the Managing Director at Vivo Energy Uganda says the one year campaign dubbed “ Twedeko; every life counts”  is aimed at reminding all road users of  their responsibility adding that safety is paramount.

Twedeko is a Luganda word for “let us reconsider our ways” or “let us change our ways”.

The campaign will use testimonials, pledges, road safety tips and TV talk shows driven by TV and supported by social media.

Speaking at the campaign unveiling in Kampala Mr. Paulsen said they have identified responsible citizens who, through their testimonies and pledges, will challenge viewers about their behavior on the road.

He added that the campaign will also involve exemplary boda boda riders, taxi drivers and bus drivers who also have some personal examples of road accidents that should challenge the way people think and behave on the road.

The campaign has received a nod from the police traffic department and the National Road Safety Council.