By Kampala Sun writer
Vivo Energy Uganda, through its premium brand Shell V-Power, has continued with its annual muscle power towards the Pearl of Africa Rally.
Shell V-Power on Wednesday announced a sponsorship package worth sh100m million towards the organization of the 2017 Pearl of Africa Uganda
The announcement was made at the launch of the 20th edition of the Shell V-Power Pearl of Africa Rally at held at Shell Bugolobi,Kampala.
Speaking during the sponsorship handover ceremony, Vivo Energy Uganda Managing Director, Gilbert Assi said: “Vivo Energy is delighted to continue to support the Pearl of Africa Rally.”
Vivo Energy Uganda also sponsors two drivers, Arthur Blick and Ronald Ssebuguzi and the two also received a boost of Sh65M ahead of the Pearl of Africa Rally
The Federation of Motorsports Clubs of Uganda (FMU) President, Dusman Okee, said that the contribution from Vivo Energy Uganda will help the event continue to be successful.
“We thank Vivo Energy Uganda for its continued and committed support towards the motorsport fraternity. As a federation we are working closely with all stakeholders to host another successful event,” said Okee.
The Shell V-Power Pearl of Africa Uganda Rally is one of the eight rounds of the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) is scheduled to take place between June 30 and July 2.
According to the clerk of the course, Jeff Kabagambe the event will cover a total of 468km with 212 being competitive. This year’s Pearl of Africa rally will be held in Luweero and Kayunga District.