Let’s Be One On B1

Vivo Energy Namibia and the National Road Safety Council (NRSC) partnered earlier this week for a comprehensive road safety campaign to reduce the number of fatalities and accidents on the B1 trunk road. The campaign reaches its apex just before the Easter holidays starts on 18 April.The “Let’s Be One on B1” campaign kicked off in the capital on Wednesday.

The campaign which will last until the end of Easter weekend will see drivers using the B1 road stand a chance to receive a fuel voucher worth N$300 or other promotional items as a reward for not speeding.Drivers departing from Otavi and Okahandja will receive a journey passport.

To qualify for a fuel voucher, the driver needs two stamps. Stamps can be collected at the road blocks at Okahandja, Otjiwarongo and Otavi. The stamps will state the time at which drivers arrived at these road blocks. Once officials have checked the driver’s journey passport and calculated that he or she has stayed within the speed limit, this driver is entered for the draw to receive a fuel voucher or other promotional items.

The campaign runs over three weeks with a total of 200 vouchers on offer. The National Road Safety Council has made 100 vouchers available and Vivo Energy Namibia has matched this number.

The combined value of all 200 vouchers is N$60,000. Supply amp Marketing Manager of Vivo Energy Namibia, Peter Murungi reiterated Vivo Energy’s commitment to road safety. “Vivo Energy, the company that markets and distributes Shell fuels and lubricants in sixteen countries in Africa including Namibia, is committed to promoting road safety awareness,” he said.

NRSC Executive Secretary Eugene Tendekule thanked Vivo Energy Namibia for their involvement noting: “We are proud to announce this strategic involvement of Vivo Energy Namibia, which shows willingness of corporate citizens to hold hands with the National Road Safety Council and key stakeholders in reducing the impact road crashes have on our society.”

Chief Traffic Coordinator of the Traffic Law Enforcement Division at the Namibian Police Force (NamPol), Deputy Commissioner Ralph Ludwig emphasised these sentiments saying: “On behalf of the National Road Safety Council and its key stakeholders we want to appreciate and commend Vivo Energy Namibia on this very noble gesture in supporting road safety initiatives and programmes.”

Source : Namibia Economist