Vivo Energy Ghana’s flagship sustainability project, ‘Energy for Water and Education’, has been adjudged Best Community Relations Programme of the Year at the 8th National PR and Communications Excellence Awards.
Under this project, Vivo Energy Ghana (a Shell Licencee), its employees and business partners handed over two newly constructed hand-pump boreholes to Hiamankyene community, and rehabilitated the Brengo Presbyterian Basic School in the Ashanti Mampong Municipality, to support government efforts in achieving SDGs 4 and 6, which centre on Quality Education and Clean Water and Sanitation respectively.
In addition, the company also donated educational materials to the people and schoolchildren in the community.
The Energy for Water and Education programme involved regular consultations and engagements with various stakeholders, including the project community and municipal assembly, in the planning and implementation to ensure a successful execution of the project.
Commenting on the awards, the Managing Director of Vivo Energy Ghana, Mr. Ben Hassan Ouattara, expressed his appreciation to staff, business partners and all stakeholders for making the project a success.
“Your commitment level to impacting Hiamankyene community is unmatched. I want to express my profound gratitude to everyone for their personal contributions toward the project; and I am very happy about the lives that we have changed and the communities we have impacted. This award is an affirmation of the hard work and commitment we invested into this project,” he said.
Receiving the award, Corporate Communications Manager of Vivo Energy Ghana, Mrs. Shirley Tony Kum, dedicated the award to the chief and people of Hiamankyene and project implementing partners. She further reaffirmed the company’s commitment to helping government achieve the Sustainable Development Goals through its various strategic sustainability projects.
The National PR and Communications Excellence Awards is an annual event organised by the Institute of Public Relations, Ghana to recognise the achievements of public relations professionals, corporate institutions, public relations agencies and to celebrate the best of Ghana’s PR and Communications industry.