The management of StarOil Company has pledged to support Ghana Volleyball in the country and its activities following the gold medal winning feat chalked up by the senior national male and female teams, the Black Spikers, at the just-ended Confederation of Africa Volleyball (CAVB) Zone III tournament in Burkina Faso.
Star Oil, a leading local Oil Marketing Company with over 163 petrol stations partners with Zeepay, the fastest growing Mobile Financial Services Company to issue contactless fuel cards and offer Mobile Money Services to over 10million consumers. The new service gives Mobile Money customers access to cash 24/7 as they can use Star Oil Branch Network for Cash In, Cash Out, INSTNT MNY transfers and Tap & Pay (contactless technology) services.
The Chief Executive Officer of Star Oil Company Limited, Mr Vincent Kaledzi, yesterday presented a cheque for GHc10,000 to the Dansoman Police to help in their patrol duties and response to distress calls at Dansoman.
The presentation followed an earlier appeal made by the police to purchase a patrol vehicle to aid the fight against crime in the neighbourhood.
Mr Kaledzi said the gesture was also part of the corporate social responsibility of the company to contribute to social interventions whose ultimate aim was to create a stable society.
“We normally would identify with lead agencies such as the Police Service which have the constitutional mandate to ensure peace and order in society,” he said.
He said the physical presence of the police in the community was also a blessed assurance that they were partners in fighting crime and instilling peace and order in society.
He added that Star Oil agreed with the thinking that crime was one of the major problems that the country was confronted with, besides the challenges of inflation, cost of the cedi and the high level of taxation.
“We believe that community policing is unsurpassed in its potency in stemming the tide of crime and, therefore, are prepared to support the relevant agencies to deal with this social abrasion,” he added.
He appealed to the police to deepen their relationship with the private sector, so that they would become a household name and a source of inspiration and confidence among workers and the people in the community in which they operated.
The Greater Accra Regional Police Commander, COP Rose Bio Atinga, who received the cheque, thanked Star Oil for its support and called on other organisations to emulate the effort.
She said the purchase of the patrol vehicle would add to the existing ones and make the work of the police easier by way of being available when they were needed.
Mr Lutterodt Magai, the Financial Director of Star Oil, called for more support from private organisations in helping the police to fight crime in the country.
Locally owned oil marketing company, Star Oil, has inaugurated its new corporate head office at East Cantonments in Accra with a pledge to deliver excellent customer service to its clients.
The company, which started business in 1999, initially sold kerosene and premix fuel and later added the sale of diesel, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and residual fuel oil.
Speaking at the inauguration, the Chief Executive Officer of the company, Mr Vincent Kaledzi, said the construction of the new corporate head office was a giant leap into the increasingly prosperous future.
“Indeed, Star Oil is arguably the indigenous oil marketing company most supportive of government’s efforts in improving social equity and easing the burden of access to petroleum products among rural dwellers. Star Oil distribution points are found in remote villages along the Volta Lake and across the low-income northern and southern areas of Ghana,” he said.
The company, he also said, observed respectable standards of good governance and corporate social responsibility in its operations.
He explained that “Star Oil has a comprehensive health, safety and environmental policy to guide its operations. It invests in the education and training of its employees, customers and contractors.”
Mr Kaledzi further explained that being an important stakeholder in the petroleum sub-sector, Star Oil was well poised to fulfil its social obligations through active involvement in national efforts at all levels aimed at maintaining a desired and stable economy.
“Thus, Star Oil will continue to support platforms that promote equity as well as the judicious management of Ghana’s oil and gas revenue which will stimulate growth and the further expansion and modernisation of energy infrastructure for the benefit of all Ghanaians,” he added.
The company has subsequently launched its “Xornametor Foundation” with the aim of providing some relief for the youth from underprivileged communities in order for them to make positive changes in their lives.
It was launched by the Chairman, Dr Leonard Kaledzi, with an initial seed fund of GH¢100,000 for the promotion of educational equity, social justice and human rights.
“The humble beginnings of the patron and his associates are the compelling reasons for the establishment of the Xornametor Foundation. It is the desire of the founders to brighten every corner where Star Oil operates,” he said.
Dr Kaledzi also added that it was their conviction that the youth of Ghana were a major asset and therefore their physical, social and spiritual needs must be met to enable them to have improved economic opportunity and quality of life so that they could impact the country’s progress.
The activities of the foundation will also include stocking basic school libraries and funding infrastructural projects in selected basic schools. It will also consider full or part payment of the school fees of selected qualified youth at all levels of education.
Source: Ghana Web News