TOTAL Uganda Limited new HQ Office Campus commissioned
Thursday, 10th September 2020, TOTAL Uganda Limited unveiled a new office campus and depot upgrades just a day after celebrating another milestone of reaching 200 Service Stations on the network in Uganda at an event held at the Head Office on 8th Street Industrial Area. The new Office Campus was commissioned by the Minister of Energy and Mineral Development, Hon. Mary Goretti Kitutu, she congratulated TOTAL upon reaching yet another milestone.
The new Office Campus was commissioned by the Minister of Energy and Mineral Development, Hon. Mary Goretti Kitutu, she congratulated TOTAL upon reaching yet another milestone.
The event host Mr. Marvin Wiltshire Kagoro who is a Business Development Manager at TOTAL Uganda Limited opened the event with a brief recollection of TOTAL Uganda's history, over the past 65 years of TOTAL Uganda's existence in the country, the affiliate has evolved over the years as it offered Ugandans a full range of petroleum products and services, today is not an ordinary day in the history of this affiliate, as we all know we are here to celebrate yet another milestone. "An idea was born back in November 2018, groundbreaking started on 2nd April 2019 and the first occupancy of the new office structure took effect on 4th November 2019", Marvin Kagoro's opening speech and attributed the idea and vision of the current Office Campus to "our captain, a man of determination & perseverance" Mr. Obi IMEMBA whom together with a dedicated and resilient team at TOTAL Uganda Limited brought this vision and idea to pass.
The Managing Director, TOTAL Uganda Limited, Mr. Obi Imemba officially welcomed the Honorable Minister and observed protocol as he commenced his speech, "the contemporary structural designs of our office campus speak to how relevant TOTAL's products and services remain for the Ugandan society today, it's a true representation of the kind of service we offer our customers" he said this as he proceeded to described the genesis of the naming of the new office campus buildings; The buildings that the minister commissioned symbolize TOTAL Uganda's past, present and future.
- LEGACY: The old and refurbished building was named Legacy since it was the first building to be put up in this country many years ago, but due to expansion, growth, and investment, the need to build another build for office space was necessary.
- KINGSWAY: The building housing our reception area through which our partners and customers access our office premises was named Kingsway; “because we believe that ‘customer is king’, our customers and partners are kings.” – Mr. Obi Imemba said.
- NEXUS: The new building was named Nexus; “because it is designed to be the central hub of innovation and collaboration which is in line with our core value of pioneer spirit. It is completely open and reflects modernity.”
- DEPOT: The Depot was upgraded to a state-of-the-art facility, improving its standards in terms of safety, technical integrity, efficiency “which is a sign of commitment to the continuous investment in Uganda.”
Mr. Obi Imemba concluded his speech expressing his gratitude on behalf of TOTAL Uganda for the support extended by the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, KCCA, and other partners siting the fact that; TOTAL Uganda Limited was the first downstream company to reach the 200th Station milestone in Uganda.
Before inviting the guest of honor, Chairman, TUL Advisory Board, Mr. Stephen Kaboyo Chair delivered his remarks, "TOTAL is committed to continuing doing business in this country and contributing towards the economic transformation and development of Uganda through investments of this nature. TOTAL is committed to continuing working with the Minister & Ministry as the anticipated oil sector developments take center stage." He thanked the Honorable Minister for the support rendered to TOTAL, "whenever we come knocking on the door, you are always available for us and we would like to thank you with a very grateful heart for your support and guidance. The new corporate identity is a sign of how committed TOTAL is." He concluded his speech after extending an open invitation to the honorable minister to always come back to visit and spend time at the new TOTAL office campus.
The guest of honor began her speech by congratulating TOTAL for acquiring the new premises and the general contribution towards Uganda's welfare. She also expressed her appreciation towards the significant contribution petroleum companies made towards averting a potentially dire situation of scarcity of fuel in the country.
Having been formally a Minister of Environment, she talked about the low consumption of LPG which is at 1% at the household level and she mainly attributed the low usage stats to simply phobia according to a research that was conducted, yet the Minister said that she uses gas in her home because it's a cleaner energy option. But Ugandans still have a negative mindset towards gas, "I am appealing to you players including UNOC to develop this LPG sector", if all employees of working for an energy company including the Minister's Ministry employees all lead the crusade of using gas, the rest of Uganda would join in.
She highlighted TOTAL's contribution to the country of Uganda, citing that the company has lived up to the standard it holds are the leading energy major in the industry in as far as quality products and services, employment, and tax contribution towards the development of Uganda, "we appreciate all this" as she concluded her remarks and proceeded to officially commission the new office campus buildings.