The 'Elavoko' – which in Umbundo means the beginning of a new journey to a place of hope – has 12 pumps operating 24 hours a day. Located on Morro Bento, in Talatona (Luanda), the post employs 30 people, mostly young people. The investment amounted to 3.7 million dollars.
Pumangol thus reaffirms its presence in all 18 provinces of the country, as well as the guarantee of 380 direct jobs and 2000 indirect ones.
Ivanilson Machado, managing director of the national distributor, said that this is the brand's most modern post, stressing that it will serve a significant community. He explained that the company invested in state-of-the-art technological solutions, providing TPAs that save time in electronic transactions.
Cited by Angop, he also informed that the computerized pumps allow a "high precision supply experience", as they are fed with backup power (UPS) to provide uninterrupted supply in case of power failure.
Despite facing some difficulties in the current reality, such as the lack of product availability, fuel subsidy and delay in the liberalization of prices and import of products, Pumangol claims to remain committed to its growth strategy.
For the chairman of the Board of Directors of the company, Sebastião Pai Querido, this inauguration is an example that the acquisition process did not lead to the disappearance of the company. He referred that there is still no shortage of fuel in any of the country's provinces.
In a statement sent to VerAngola, Pumangol states that based on the National Development Plan (PDN) and the needs presented by provincial governments, the ideal number of fuel supply stations nationwide is 1132.
The event was attended by, in addition to the CEO and PCA of Pumangol, representatives of the Ministry of Mineral Resources and Petroleum, the Ministry of the Environment, the Regulatory Institute of Petroleum Derivatives, Sonangol and the provincial government of Luanda.