The donation was handed over to the Premier who is the chairperson of the national committee against Covid-19 at his offices in Dodoma.
During the event which was attended by various government officials and representatives of different companies, managing director of Puma Energy Tanzania, Dominic Dhanah said: “Covid-19 is global pandemic that cannot be left to the government alone to fight, responsible corporate citizens and well-meaning individuals need to support all initiatives and efforts of the government as we are all in this together”.
Present were also Ummy Mwalimu Minister for Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, and her deputy, Dr Faustine Ndugulile.
Puma Energy Tanzania has already taken measures to protect its employees and its customers in all its operations, including making available water and soaps in all its filling stations, providing sanitizers at all of its offices, implementing seating arrangement of 2 metres apart from one person to another at offices and staff canteens.
The company is also providing masks and gloves to all operators as they are the ones who need them most.
The fuel donation had been handed over in the form of 100 Puma fuel cards which are mobile and can be used to fuel ambulances, cars transporting medications and doctors to different places across the country.
“The donated fuel will be used to support transport efforts in the fight against Covid-19”, he noted.
Prime Minister thanked Puma Energy Tanzania for the efforts encouraging other firms and corporate citizens to support the government efforts so as to win the fight against the global pandemic.
Puma Energy Tanzania is owned jointly by the government and Puma Investments Limited, each with a share ownership of 50 per cent. It is a midstream international oil marketing company that is engaged in large storage and distribution of petroleum products.
The company is a market leader in the country with market share boasting a storage capacity of 94 million liters, and operates 56 petrol stations countrywide and servicing 8 airports.