Local Training Programme:
Throughout construction, Alufer and contractors ran training programmes to upskill the workforce and certify them for future employment and this continues to be an important focus. In conjunction with our mining contractor, Alufer is training up 180 people from impacted villages to qualify as mining equipment operators over the next two years. Qualifications post training will enable them to seek work with Alufer or help secure other employment. The shipping contractor SMT also commenced a scholarship programme and sent 4 successful candidates to the maritime school in the Ivory Coast. They will work for SMT on their return and SMT is looking to do this for 20 people over the next eight years.