Xwama takes cultural muti to mining board
13 December 2106 – The developer of the Etango Uranium project in the Erongo Region, Bannerman Resources (ASX:BMN; NSX:BMN) announced this week the owner of the popular Xwama Cultural Villae, Twapewa Kadhikwa, is joining the board of Bannerman’s Namibian company, Bannerman Mining Resources Namibia. She is stepping into the boars seat vacated by the Namibian First Lady, Madam Monica Geingos.
Australian mining company, Bannerman Resources is developing the Etango uranium project some 50 km inland from Swakopmund. After completing its feasibility study in 2012, Bannerman has successfully built and operated a Demonstration Plant for the last two years.
Ms Kadhikwa is a successful businesswoman and a role model for young entrepreneurs. She is famous for her traditional restaurant, the Xwama Cultural Village. She has also founded a number of other business evolving from her culinary base.
In addition to her impressive business track record, she enters the Bannerman board with a passion for SME development.
Integrated into her business empire is the Twapewa Kadhikwa Entrepreneurship Development Programme for mentoring and training the owners of small enterprises.
Announcing her appointment on Tuesday, Bannerman said Ms Kadhikwa’s skills and insight are invaluable to further the miner’s commitment to maximise opportunities for SMEs through its mining activities.
Ms Kadhikwa said, “Being appointed as a director for Bannerman Mining Resources Namibia is a humbling honour and responsibility – one that I intend to fulfill 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.”
The Bannerman Namibia board now comprises Ms Kadhikwa as Independent Director, Mr Werner Ewald, the Managing Director and Mr Brandon Munro, the Chairperson.