S.O. Frimpong Transport Limited (SOFT), a leading transportation service company in Ghana, emerged winner of the Puma Energy Transporters Safety Quiz 2022 after a keenly contested competition with other transport companies.
The competition featured S.O. Frimpong Transport Limited (SOFT), J. K Horgle Transport, J. K Ahiadome Transport and RIET Transport.
In his remarks, Christophe Dantcikian, Managing Director of Puma Energy Ghana, underscored the role of safety in Puma Energy’s operations.
He said, “As a company keen on safety, this event always comes in handy to ensure that everybody in the value chain comes along with Puma Energy, and this initiative is one of the many rolled out to imbed the responsibility of safety in partners”.
Mr Dantcikian disclosed as of December 2022, the company had achieved ‘zero accidents’ with regards to issues concerning accidents at the company’s operating sites.
Linda Asante, Deputy Chief Executive of the National Petroleum Authority (NPA), used the occasion to call on transporters and other stakeholders in the Petroleum sector to ensure safety compliance to avoid accidents, and commended Puma Energy for such initiative.
Zwelithini Mlostshwa, Deputy Managing Director of Puma Energy Ghana, said the goal of the initiative was also to ensure that the transport community was conversant with the local roads, traffic rules and operational practices.
He urged operators of fuel stations, managers of petroleum depots and transporters to ensure safety compliance to avoid accidents.
Fred Asante Antwi, Puma Energy HSSEC Manager in Ghana, said “is an initiative to reach drivers and their assistants on road safety protocols”.
“This is Puma Energy’s way of ensuring drivers and their assistants understand their roles go beyond just driving a truck. The quiz seeks to build a cordial relationship between Puma Energy and its key stakeholders (drivers and the transport companies). The Transporters Quiz allows Puma Energy to fully test the knowledge of its partners while having fun and reconnecting with them after all the work on the field,” he said.
S.O. Frimpong Transport Limited (SOFT) received GH¢ 6,000, J. K Ahiadome Transport GH¢4,000 and J. K Horgle Transport took home GH¢3,000 as their cash prizes.