Following guidance received from Equatorial Guinea’s Ministry of Mines and Energy, Luba Freeport Limited (LFL) set out to re-assess its National Training program. The reassessment was undertaken to better align LFL’s training programs not only the requirements of the Company, but also the Country as a whole.
In this respect, a number of National Employees; who in the opinion of Management showed significant potential for development were selected for an accelerated training program.
Pedro Oyono Abaga was selected for this program in May 2015. He completed all aspects of the LFL Training Matrix including skills such as Stevedoring, Slinging, First Aid, the STOP Observation Program and Radio Communications.
At the same time, Pedro received training under the supervision of expatriate crane operators in the operation of cranes up to 90t capacity and also in the use of container reach stackers.
In June 2016 Pedro was deemed ready for 3rd party certification in Crane Operator Competence. He was tested by internationally recognized certification company Bureau Veritas. Pedro passed all tests and at the end of June 2016 was granted his certificate of competence by Bureau Veritas.
As a result, Pedro is the first Equatorial Guinean Employee of Luba Freeport to be certified to international standards in crane operations.