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Bannerman Mining Resources Namibia has announced the appointment of Mrs Twapewa Kadhikwa as the new Chairperson of the company in Namibia, effective immediately.

Kadhikwa succeeds Mr Mike Leech, who has served as Chairman for the last seven years. Mr. Leech will continue as a Non-Executive Director.

In a statement, Bannerman Mining Resources Namibia said that as one of the few female Chairpersons in the Namibian corporate landscape, “Twapewa brings a unique perspective and experience to her new role.

“Her energy and commitment to high standards of governance are a natural fit with this next step in her career. With over 14 years of experience, Twapewa brings a wealth of knowledge in board affairs, corporate governance, and uranium mining to her new role.”

Kadhikwa, who is an entrepreneur herself, said: “I am honoured to step into the role of Chairperson and grateful for the opportunity to lead the board.

“As custodians of the resources we oversee, our duty is to be good stewards. My vision is for Bannerman to be a conscious and conscientious mining company, prioritizing governance, environmental sustainability, community development, and delivering value to stakeholders and shareholders.”

The company further stated that Kadhikwa’s leadership style reflects her commitment to driving positive change within the organization and the broader community, adding that her appointment as Chairperson signifies a new chapter for Bannerman Mining Resources Namibia.

Out-going Chairperson Mr Mike Leech commented: “Twapewa’s outstanding contribution to our company over the last seven years merits her elevation to Chairperson. Our business benefits from her outstanding qualities of entrepreneurism – most notably anticipation, innovation and resilience – which are perfectly balanced by her deep commitment to integrity and governance.”

Growing up in Gemeente, right in the heart of Windhoek’s Katutura township and building her career from little to no opportunity, Kadhikwa has established herself as an entrepreneur of note who is a key partner and founder of the Kadhikwa Group of Companies that consists of a Hospitality, Poultry Farming & Capacity Building through the Vocational Training Centres of Namibia.

The development of economically challenged entrepreneurs who display both the entrepreneurial spark and the potential to be polished to reach their destinies, is an area she is very passionate about.

In 2005, Kadhikwa was the recipient of great mentorship through Mr Leech who invited her to join the Trust of the Rossing Foundation.

“Bannerman is proud to have a person of Twapewa’s calibre as Chairperson leading the way, as Bannerman moves towards construction of the Etango project. Bannerman knows the importance of great role models and understudy, two things that have been pivotal to Twapewa’s successful career and two things Bannerman endorses as they grow their team in this next phase.”

Bannerman Mining Resources (Namibia) (Pty) Ltd is a 95% owned subsidiary of Bannerman Energy Ltd. Bannerman Energy is an Australian-listed uranium development company (ASX: BMN, OTCQX: BNNLF, NSX: BMN).

The company’s flagship asset is the Etango Uranium Project located in the Erongo Region. Etango is 100% owned and managed by Bannerman Mining Resources (Namibia) (Pty) Ltd, a 95% owned subsidiary of Bannerman Energy Ltd.

Bannerman Mining Resources (Namibia)’s partner, the One Economy Foundation of Namibia (OEF) has the 5% shareholding in Bannerman Namibia. OEF is a Namibian not-for-profit organization helping to build a bridge of economic opportunity between the dual economy that exists in Namibia.

Bannerman’s flagship Etango Project is one of the world’s largest advanced uranium assets, situated in the highly established uranium mining jurisdiction of Namibia.

In the photo: New Chairperson of Bannerman Mining Resources Namibia, Mrs Twapewa Kadhikwa.