(DailyNewsUg) Vivo Energy Uganda announced a UGX 50,000,000 sponsorship for the KCCA #KampalaCityFestival. Vivo Energy’s sponsorship package, through its premium brand Shell V-Power, is for the Festival’s rally circuit on 2nd October in Naguru.
Vivo Energy MD, Hans Paulsen, was at Kampala City hall to deliver a dummy cheque to KCCA Executive Director, Jennifer Musisi.
The fifth annual Kampala city carnival will cost over Shs 900m, according to the organisers of the event. The festival is scheduled to be held from October 1-2.
Vivo Energy Uganda alongside MTN Uganda are the major sponsors. Others are Movit, Africell telecom, Uganda breweries, Kampala Casino and City tyres.
According to Hans Paulsen, the Managing Director/CEO OF Vivo energy Uganda, “Vivo Energy will sponsor the first day of the event, which will see over 45 rally cars under the Motorsports federation race within Kampala”.
Mr. Pausen also said that “Forty two (42) Professional drivers have registered to participate in the sprint. Other activities will include cycling and classic vintage show”.
John Ddumba of KCCA, the in-charge of the festival states, says the money from the sponsors will be used for setting up different stages, paying allowances for security and people who will clean the city before and after the event. He says the two-day event will see Kampala residents and visitors enjoy the city without any restrictions.
About Vivo Energy
With a vision to become Africa’s most respected energy business Vivo Energy Uganda, the company that distributes and markets Shell-branded fuels and lubricants, was established in February 2013. The Shell brand has been in Uganda since 1953.
Vivo Energy Uganda has a fuels storage capacity of 17,500 m³ and 127 service stations, with many offering Shell Cards and convenience retail stores.
Vivo Energy Uganda employs around 120 employees. The company is recognised as a leader in the oil industry, championing and setting standards for safety.
Vivo Energy provides high quality solutions for motorists and businesses in Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mali, Mauritius, Madagascar, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Senegal, Tunisia and Uganda. Its retail offering includes fuels, lubricants, card services, shops and other non-fuel services (e.g. oil change and car wash). For businesses it provides fuels, lubricants and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) to business customers across a range of sectors including marine, mining, and manufacturing. Jet fuel is sold to airports through customers at 23 airports though a partnership with Vitol Aviation.
The company employs around 2,300 people, operates over 1,700 retail service stations under the Shell brand and has access to approximately 900,000 cubic metres of fuel storage capacity. Shell and Vivo Lubricants has blending capacity of around 125,000 metric tonnes at plants in six countries (Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Morocco, and Tunisia) producing Shell branded lubricants.