By Uganda Online Media
Kampala: Vivo Energy Uganda, the company that distributes and markets Shell products and services has confirmed that there was a fire incident yesterday Wednesday 2, February 2022at its Kampala
Depot located on 7th Street Industrial Area which left 11 people critically injured.
According to Valery Okecho the Corporate Communications Manager, 11 people from the depot and a nearby street vendor sustained injuries as a result of the incident and were immediately rushed to International Hospital Kampala (IHK), where they are currently receiving treatment.
”Three of these are currently in intensive care, a further one is in the high dependency unit, and the remaining eight people are being treated for minor injuries, we have contacted all these individuals’ families and will be remaining in close contact with all the admitted to monitor their condition and ensure they are receiving the very best treatment and medical attention” Okecho confirmed in a statement.
Vivo Energy operates and markets its products in countries across North, West, East, and Southern Africa. The Group has a network of over 2,400 service stations in 23 countries operating under the Shell and Engen brands and exports lubricants to a number of other African countries. Its retail offering includes fuels, lubricants, card services, shops, restaurants, and other non-fuel services.
It provides fuels, lubricants, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), and solar energy solutions to business customers across a range of sectors including marine, mining, construction, power, transport, wholesalers, and manufacturing.
The Company employs around 2,700 people, has access to over 1,000,000 cubic meters of fuel storage capacity, and has a joint venture, Shell and Vivo Lubricants B.V., that sources, blends, packages, and supplies Shell-branded lubricants.
Vivo Energy plc has a primary listing on the London Stock Exchange, and is a member of the FTSE 250 index, with a secondary inward listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.