Vivo Energy Ghana, distributor and marketer of Shell products and services, has organised a clean-up and free health screening exercise for its host community – Atupkai in the Odododiodoo constituency of the Greater Accra Region to commemorate World Environment Day.
Dubbed “Clean a Space, Save a Life”, the exercise forms part of the company’s community investment initiatives and is held annually to commemorate World Environment Day.
This year’s exercise saw staff of Vivo Energy Ghana and residents of its host community, Atupkai, located along the Accra High Street, clean-up choked gutters and streets within the community.
“We operate in local communities across Ghana and feel that it is the right thing to give back to society. We will continue to contribute to the sustainable development of Ghana, as we have done over the years – focusing on road safety, education and the environment,” said Ebenezer Faulkner, Managing Director of Vivo Energy Ghana in a speech read on his behalf.
Aside the clean-up exercise and medical screening, Vivo also donated 19 waste bins, wheelbarrows, shovels and other cleaning tools to the community, as part of efforts to promote a clean environment, which falls in line with government goal of making Accra one of the neatest cities in Africa.
“We hope today’s programme will encourage our communities to become agents of change and active supporters of the environment to promote awareness and have an understanding of the role they play in changing attitudes toward the environment. Keeping the environment clean is the responsibility of all and not a few,” Mr. Faulkner added.
Over the years, the company has introduced a number of initiatives aimed protecting environment, including CyClean, an industry first recycling programme aimed at instilling good environmental behaviours and a recycling mind-set in school children and employees.