Training is one of the most important components within GNPC safety management system. It gives employees an opportunity to learn their jobs properly, bring new ideas into the workplace, reinforce existing ideas and practices, and it helps to put the Corporation’s Health, Safety, Security and Environmental (HSSE) Program into action. Purpose of the training is to ensure that target personnel especially drivers adhere to health and safety regulations and best practices during transportation and delivery of fuel.
Mr. Barrow comes from a private sector background and has more than 25 years of experience in the management and financial services sector having worked for Standard Chartered Bank in the Gambia, the Middle East, India, and East Africa. He was a regional manager for banking operations-trade, cash (international and local payments), loans and commodities in East Africa in Standard Chartered Bank where he had oversight of 6 countries in the Eastern & Southern African Regions and led and grew business capabilities in these countries. Most recently, he held the position of Deputy Managing Director and Head of Operations at AGIB.
Gambia National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Ghana National Petroleum (GNPC-Ghana) in other to support each other on technical capacity building through training sessions and exchange of expertise in areas of hydrocarbon. These areas include but are not limited to Petroleum research, exploration and production techniques, information systems, data management and management of State participation as well as matters relating to the environment, Setting up and joint development of oil and gas exploration and production projects, Mutual assistance and sharing of experts, personnel, equipment and premises for studies
The MSGBC Basin Summit and Exhibition is a yearly forum, summit, an exhibition dedicated to promoting oil and gas exploration in the five countries that form part of the MSGBC Basin namely Mauritania, Senegal, Gambia, Guinea Bissau, and Guinea Conakry.
Consequently, the GNPC is one of 5 NOCs that are official partners and sponsors of the event and are involved in the agenda preparation, publicity, and execution of the event.
Sometime in August and September 2018, GNPC conducted a series of annual refresher training on the Prevention and mitigation of fire incidents and the Maintenance of fire extinguishers at our Head Office and fuel service stations. A total number of 250 staff participated in the training.
The purpose of this exercise is to implement the Corporation’s Health Safety Security and the Environment Policy by building staff capacity necessary to mitigate fire hazards and provide safer operating environments.