CIMG award winning “YOKS-Rent-a- Car” attribute success to WAPCo
The 2016 CIMG car rental company of the year, YOKS Investment Limited, has attributed its success to its client, the West African Gas Pipeline Company (WAPCo).
This came to the fore when the Chief Executive Officer, Seth Yeboah Ocran, and senior staff members of Yoks Investment Limited paid a courtesy call on senior officials of WAPCo in Accra to express their gratitude to the gas transporter for their relentless support and training of YOKS’ staff in various safety measures.
In 2006, when the West African Gas Pipeline was being constructed from Nigeria to Takoradi, there was an open tender for young companies to bid for the contract of providing transportation and logistics services for WAPco which included Benin, Togo, Accra and Takoradi. YOKS won this contract and executed effectively with support from WAPCo.
“We’re here to show appreciation because in 2006, Yoks had about five cars and six workers, but WAPCo saw the vision through our proposal and they gave us an opportunity. Today, we’ve learnt a lot from working with them. When it comes to safety issues, security, defensive driving and protocol driving, we have benefited from training from WAPCo,” Mr. Ocran noted in an interview with thebftonline.com.
As a gesture to show appreciation for all the support that still comes through from WAPCo even though the contract has ended, YOKS presented a citation to WAPCo.
Currently, the four-time CIMG award winning company in car rentals provides transportation services for two of Accra’s exclusive 5 star hotels, Kempinski Gold Coast Hotel and the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel with about 100 cars and 125 workers.
“YOKS also has been awarded for three consecutive times as the Best Car Rental company in the hospitality industry organized by the Ghana Tourism Authority. “I attribute all the success YOKS has chalked to WAPCO” added Mr. Ocran.
Nana Appiah Searyoh, Head of Treasury and Administration, WAPCo commended YOKS for their hard work and spirit to always learn something new to improve on their service delivery. She said: “YOKS has been a very professional organization from day one. For us it was important that we partnered with them to make sure the company was able to meet our requirements in terms of safety and security. And over the years they’ve been more than willing to learn and partnered with us. So, for me I’m very pleased to see that YOKS has grown to where it is today.”
Also, the General Manager for Corporate Affairs at WAPCo, Harriet Wereko-Brobby noted that WAPCo has been partnering with baby organizations for about fifteen years now. She said: “We started construction in 2005 and we needed organizations like YOKS to come in. We had hundreds of organizations bidding for it and because of the size of the work, we needed a lot of inputs not just drivers but caterers, gardeners and even security men. One of them was responsible for Community Development Projects (CDPs) in Aboadze in Takoradi. Their job was so professional that after the construction, his design was used for a GETFund project for building schools which also became a cluster of schools. The local contractors therefore get recognition as well.”
Mr. Ocran advised young businesses to give in their best and go the extra mile when opportunities are presented to them.