By Elizah Palme – EMTV Online, Port Moresby
Asila Security Limited, the local security company that recently ventured into Aviation Security has again, graduated 14 guards with Aviation Security Certificates on Friday March 15, 2019.
The graduation was held at ASL’s Training Centre located at Dogura outside Port Moresby and was attended by dignitaries including Head of Port Moresby International Airport John Tomo, General Manager Aviation Security National Airports Corporation Vilimoni Caucau, Bmobile-Vodafone Government and Community Liaison Shent Kiddie, ASL Managing Director Michael Paa, Senior Electronics Technician and Radio Light Rep Philip Maip, ASL Port Moresby Branch Manager and ASL Staff.
Mr Caucau whilst congratulating the 14 graduates said Asila had received a certificate from Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) and that certified Asila Security to become a screener at the airport.
“So for you people, you are making a legacy as far as Security Company All Over Papua New Guinea.”
Mr Caucau said ASL’s performance during the APEC was exceptional as per an audit by an auditor from Qantas, Virginia. He said the audit assured there was safety for people flying in and out of Port Moresby.
“And they made a good report for ASL’s performance; I present the report to the management meeting and they were quite relieved”.
Head of Port Moresby International Airport John Tomo sharing his life story from being a fireman to be the manager and once was serving under Mr Maka, said because they are trained by the best, his management will not have issues or doubt about safety of the general public at the PMIA.
The 14 successful candidates have undergone a 2 weeks intensive training at their training facility at Dogura, trained by NAC’s long-timer in Aviation Security, Mr Henry Maka. Mr Maka is a former Aviation Security Manager and has vast knowledge and skills in the field of Aviation security.
The 14 trainees covered a total of 12 modules under the course title ‘Basic Training for Airport Security Personnel.’ According to the Course Instructor Mr Maka, he trained them to the best of his ability and not only from the book but from experience and his heart.
“The training equips you all to ensure safety of the travelling public per plane… when a plane is safe to fly according to your best knowledge, then you can be at peace.” Mr Maka advised the graduates.
Mr Kiddie presented some gifts to the graduates from Bmobile-Vodafone and announces more partnership for Bmobile-Vodafone and ASL. Currently, ASL is contracted to guard some of Bmobile-Vodafone’s towers across PNG.
The trainees have shown satisfaction and said the training was life-changing for them.
Meanwhile, four guards were sent to New Zealand by ASL 2 weeks ago to undergo Avsec Screeners training. ASL is committed to building its guards with effective training to empowering and equipping them to be professionals.