Puma Energy Distribution Ghana Ltd.one of the leading Oil Marketing Companies (OMC) in Ghana has joined efforts with its retail business partners to extend a hand to fight the dreaded Covid-19 pandemic in collaboration with the Ministry of Health of Ghana.
Puma Energy has offered to provide free fuel to the Ghana Ambulance Service operating in the Lockdown Zones in the country for a period of one (1) full month. It is our belief that this support will be critical in helping the Ghana Ambulance Service respond timely to emergencies relating to the Covid-19 disease.
Explaining the rationale behind Puma Energy’s support, Henry Osei, the Group Managing Director for Puma Energy Ghana stated “the fight against Covid-19 is a shared responsibility for all, and as a company operating in Ghana we feel bound by duty and humanity to support the efforts of government and its institutions during this crisis period to fight the pandemic.
Our contribution to this fight” he continues “is to help resource the Ghana Ambulance Service with free fuel to ensure they can respond swiftly to emergency operations”. Henry believes the support by Puma Energy will go a long way to relieve the financial burden on government in these critical times saying “every pesewa offered in support of this fight helps lessen the heavy financial demands that government has to contend with.
As a socially responsible company, committed to the needs of our customers, this gesture goes to reaffirm our commitment to the people we serve and the country we operate in” Henry adds. The act goes on to touch on their brand purpose of energizing communities.
Data from the National Ambulance Service indicates that there are currently 78 Ambulances operating in the Lockdown Zone and these will require not less than 45,000 litres of fuel for a period one month. This thus translates into GHC 223,000 in terms of value, a cost Puma Energy has gladly accepted to bear.
Puma Energy Distribution Ghana Ltd. is part of a global oil and gas conglomerate operating in 47 countries. The company operates over 80 retail stations across the country and has also invested heavily in oil and gas storage infrastructure in the aviation industry.