Vivo Energy Ghana, the exclusive marketer and distributor of Shell-branded products and services – in partnership with its transporters S.O Frimpong, J. K. Horgle and J. K. Ahiadome Transport Company Limited and the National Road Safety Authority (NRSA), has launched a National Road Safety Campaign under the theme ‘Driving Ghana Safe; A collective responsibility’.
The ‘Stop, Think & Drive’ National Road Safety Campaign has the objective of improving road safety consciousness among high-risk commercial drivers and motorcycle riders to provide enhanced and safer transport services for commuters.
Under the campaign, over 30 defensive driving training sessions will be held for commercial drivers and motorcycle riders across the golden triangle of Ghana – i.e. The Greater Accra, Ashanti and the Western Regions. Participants will be taken through a comprehensive defensive driving training module.
Speaking at the launch, the Managing Director of Vivo Energy Ghana, Mr. Ben Hassan Ouattara, said the training is expected to increase the risk-awareness of drivers, promote attitudinal change, and increase the competence of beneficiary drivers to reduce carnage on our roads.
Mr. Ouattara reiterated Vivo Energy Ghana’s commitment to support government and its agencies in reducing road accidents. “As an energy company and fuel distributor, we recognise that government cannot succeed in reducing the carnage on our roads if they act alone. It is for this reason that Vivo Energy Ghana, in partnership with its transporters, continues to demonstrate its long-term commitment to the protection of lives through the implementation of road safety initiatives with support from the National Road Safety Authority.”
The Special Guest of Honour and Director General of the National Road Safety Commission, Ing. May Obiri-Yeboah, noted the importance and purpose of the campaign. “While the skill to drive is important, the consciousness to realise that safety matters despite conditions of the road and the actions of others is even more critical.”
Ing. May Obiri-Yeboah encouraged the drivers to put safety first by taking the training seriously, so as to help build their capacity and protect themselves and commuters against possible crashes.
“We cannot deny we still have bad road networks which affect safe driving, or that there are irresponsible drivers on our roads. These problems exist, but as commercial vehicle drivers your attitude to these problems should not be one of indiscipline; your attitudes and actions should always seek to protect and keep yourself and others safe on the road,” she said.
Ing. May Obiri-Yeboah further commended Vivo Energy Ghana and its transporters for consistently championing road safety in Ghana through various interventions.
With a vision of becoming Africa’s most respected energy business, Vivo Energy goes beyond the sale of high quality Shell fuels and lubricants to playing its role as a socially responsible company through supporting critical areas such as road safety, education and the environment.