Vivo Energy Rewards Drivers for Safety

Vivo Energy MD Hans Paulsen hands over a certificate to Sempija Dan the best driver

Democratic Party (DP) members have announced a peaceful match to the Ugandan Parliament to present the party’s views concerning the new electoral reforms that are before parliament for discussion.

“We have called upon all party members at the headquarters and we shall match peacefully to parliament but we warn police against stopping our peaceful move which is our constitutional right, this discount ” the party spokesperson Paul Kenneth Kakande told journalists at City House on Tuesday.

Kakande warned police bosses against deploying at residents of DP leaders and other politicians in the country that this would be trampling on their rights as enshrined in the country’s constitution.

Kakande noted that in their presentation before parliament scheduled tomorrow, viagra dosage the party won’t deviate from the Uganda Citizens’ Compact on Free and Fair Elections that was adopted at the National Consultation on Free and Fair Elections last year.

“We demand for a complete overhaul of the current Electoral Commission (EC) without just a mere change of its name to Independent EC as suggested.”

He observed that the party still requires that EC shouldn’t be appointed by the President but rather by an independent judicial service commission.

“The selection of commissioners and EC staff must follow a process of open application, viagra sale public hearing and scrutiny conducted by the judicial service commission. The successful applicants should be finally vetted by parliament and upon approval be submitted to the president for issuance of instruments of appointment.”

He added that the new Electoral Commission must compile a new, clean and verifiable voters’ register, which should include eligible Ugandans in the diaspora.

“We want the army out of elections and the government should stop using the country’s resources to support and run the NRM party.”

This comes hours after police cordoned off homes for embattled Kampala Lord Mayor and former FDC President Dr. Kizza Besigye in Wakaliga and Kasangati respectively and stopped them from proceeding to parliament on Tuesday morning.

The opposition politicians were expected to present their views to the constitutional amendment bill committee on electoral reforms.

Police has since explained that the politicians were going to cause mayhem in the city centre and had to block them.
Vivo Energy, generic the company that distributes and markets Shell branded fuels and lubricants in Africa has rewarded drivers who have excelled in observing road safety rules.

Vivo Energy Uganda has a structured system for contractor-, information pills driver-, fleet- and journey-management within its operations which have led to a significant reduction in serious road transport incidents in recent years.

At least 60 drivers under the Vivo Energy drivers’ league were rewarded at a dinner held at Protea Hotel Kampala for maintaining safety polices while on the road.

Speaking at the dinner, Vivo Energy Managing Director Mr Hans Paulsen applauded the drivers for observing the safety rules and not causing any accidents with in the past years and delivering fuel on time.

He noted that in December last year the drivers drove 1.4KM without any incident, such as accidents and traffic fines among others.

“The road safety rules put in places by Vivo Energy are first and foremost meant to protect you the drivers. Just imagine what will happen to your family if you perish in an accident after you failed to obey the road safety guidelines, who will educate your children?” Hans asked the drivers.

“At Vivo Energy we believe in recognizing excellence and the drivers have played an important role in the company’s growth by delivering fuel on time and with the right quality” Hans noted.

He further noted that Vivo Energy now deals with class A drivers, those that have passed medical test and have defensive driving skills.

“We are proud to be associated with these drivers whom we have been working closely with and trained to ensure they maintain the safety standards that we have laid down at Vivo Energy” Hans concluded.

Sempijja Dan from Fred Sebyala Transporters was declared the Overall best of the best driver. He has been driving Shell fuels for 15years, incident free.

Sempijja said that his achievement comes due to his management skills and customer service. “I follow the rules. I manage my journey well, I give myself some time to rest and I interact well with the customers” said Sempijja.

The drivers’ league was created between Vivo Energy and the transporters, in order to monitor compliance of the drivers as they do their job, to provide a structured recognition and reward system that leads to driver excellence and provides a long term and sustainable motivating program to nurture a proactive HSSE culture amongst drivers.

Points are awarded based on how the drivers participate in the Health, safety, security and Environment activities, customer care service, attitude at work and number of accidents.

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