Vivo Energy Ghana, the leading provider of high-quality fuels and lubricants, last Thursday November 2, 2023, launched its highly anticipated Fit2Drive Wellness Program for commercial drivers, aiming to promote the health and well-being of drivers in the transportation industry. The initiative is part of the company’s ongoing commitment to corporate social responsibility (CSR) and its dedication to ensuring the safety and welfare of the communities it serves.
The Fit2Drive Wellness Program offers a comprehensive range of health and wellness services tailored specifically to commercial drivers, acknowledging the demanding nature of their profession and the importance of their physical and mental well-being. The launch event, held at the Neoplan Station at Kwame Nkrumah Circle in Accra, brought together key stakeholders, industry experts, and representatives from Vivo Energy Ghana, among others.
During the event, the Managing Director of Vivo Energy Ghana, Kader Maiga, whose keynote address was delivered on his behalf, highlighted the significance of the Fit2Drive Wellness Program in enhancing the overall health and productivity of commercial drivers. He emphasized the company’s commitment to supporting the transportation industry and its drivers, who he says play crucial roles in driving economic growth and development.
The Fit2Drive Wellness Program encompasses a range of initiatives, including health screenings, fitness assessments, nutrition counseling, mental health support, and regular exercise sessions. Vivo Energy Ghana has partnered with leading healthcare providers and fitness experts to deliver these services, ensuring that drivers receive the highest standard of care.
“We recognize the essential role that commercial drivers play in our society. They tirelessly transport goods and people across the country, contributing to the growth of the economy. Through the Fit2Drive Wellness Program, we aim to empower these drivers with the tools and resources they need to maintain their well-being, allowing them to perform their duties safely and efficiently,” Mr. Maiga stated in the address.
The Fit2Drive Wellness Program has been well received by the commercial driver community, with many expressing their gratitude for Vivo Energy Ghana’s commitment to their welfare. The program’s holistic approach addresses both physical and mental health aspects, aiming to reduce the incidence of accidents caused by fatigue, stress, and other health-related issues.
During the launch event, several commercial drivers shared their experiences and expressed their enthusiasm for participating in the Fit2Drive Wellness Program. They praised Vivo Energy Ghana for recognizing their needs and providing them with an opportunity to prioritize their health and well-being while on the road.
Vivo Energy Ghana’s Fit2Drive Wellness Program is expected to have a far-reaching impact on the transportation industry, promoting a culture of wellness and safety among commercial drivers. By investing in the health of these drivers, Vivo Energy Ghana is making a significant contribution to the overall road safety and the well-being of communities across the country.
Communication Manager of Vivo Energy Ghana, Shirley Tony Kum, remaked that “As part of our CSR initiatives, Vivo Energy Ghana remains committed to implementing programs that address the specific needs of the communities we serve. This Fit2Drive Wellness Program stands as a testament to the Vivo Energy Ghana’s dedication to creating a positive and sustainable impact in Ghana.”
Other CSR Programs Implemented by Vivo Energy Ghana
As part of its commitment to corporate social responsibility (CSR), Vivo Energy Ghana, has also implemented several impactful programs aimed at addressing various social and environmental challenges. Some of the notable CSR initiatives undertaken by Vivo Energy Ghana include:
Road Safety Campaigns: Recognizing the importance of road safety, the company has launched extensive campaigns to raise awareness and promote safe driving practices. These initiatives include road safety education programs, driver training workshops, distribution of safety materials, and partnerships with relevant stakeholders to improve road safety standards.
Education Support: Vivo Energy Ghana is dedicated to enhancing educational opportunities for young people. The company has implemented various initiatives such as scholarship programs, infrastructure development in schools, and support for educational institutions through the provision of learning materials and resources.
Health and Sanitation: Vivo Energy Ghana places great importance on improving access to healthcare and sanitation facilities in local communities. The company has implemented health outreach programs, provided medical equipment to healthcare centers, supported vaccination campaigns, and promoted hygiene practices to improve overall community health.
Environmental Sustainability: Vivo Energy Ghana actively promotes environmental conservation and sustainability. The company has initiated tree planting campaigns, implemented waste management programs, and supported renewable energy projects to reduce its environmental footprint and create a greener future.
Community Development: Vivo Energy Ghana actively engages in community development projects to uplift local communities. These initiatives include the construction and renovation of community infrastructure such as schools, clinics, and community centers. The company also supports income-generating activities and entrepreneurship programs to foster economic growth and empowerment.
Employee Volunteerism: Vivo Energy Ghana encourages its employees to actively participate in volunteer activities that benefit local communities. The company organizes employee volunteering programs, enabling its staff to contribute their skills and time to various community development projects and initiatives.
These CSR programs reflect Vivo Energy Ghana’s commitment to making a positive and sustainable impact on society, aligning with its core values and vision of being a responsible corporate citizen. By addressing critical social and environmental issues, Vivo Energy Ghana aims to create lasting change and contribute to the well-being and development of Ghanaian communities.
By Jeorge Wilson Kingson || ghananewsonline.com.gh
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