Xwama restaurant owner, Twapewa Kadhikwa, has been appointed as a director of Bannerman Mining Resources (Namibia) (Pty) Ltd.
“Being appointed as a director for Bannerman Mining Resources Namibia is a humbling honour and responsibility - one that I intend to fulfil and do justice to. As a daughter of the Namibian soil, I recognise that Bannerman represents the true sense of great corporate citizenry and playing a role in its growth is a journey worthwhile,” Kadhikwa said in response to her appointment.
Her appointment coincides with the resignation of First Lady, Monica Geingos, as part of the scaling down and realignment of her corporate interests, after Geingos had served as a company director since 2010.
“Bannerman has shown exemplary conduct in the crucial areas of corporate social responsibility, environmental care, employee relations and governance. I have been proud to be involved with Bannerman and wish Werner Ewald (Managing Director) and his team the very best for the future,” Geingos said.
Ewald said that Geingos had been a tremendous guiding hand for Bannerman over the past six years, a period during which the company had remarkable support from its Namibian stakeholders, in the face of a crippling uranium industry downturn after the Fukushima incident in Japan.
“Bannerman is very grateful for the wisdom Monica has shared with us during this difficult period,” he said.
The company has been developing the Etango uranium project since 2005. After completing its feasibility study in 2012, Bannerman built and operated a demonstration plant over the past two years.
The board of directors of Bannerman Mining Resources (Namibia) Pty Ltd now consists of Twapewa Kadhikwa (Independent Director), Ewald (MD) and Brandon Munro (Chairperson).