[Dodoma, London, 4 August, 2021], Tembo Nickel Corporation (“Tembo”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Benedict Busunzu as Country Manager for Tanzania. In this newly created role, Mr Busunzu will oversee the development of the Kabanga Nickel Project (“the Project”) in Tanzania at a local level.
Mr Busunzu, a Tanzanian citizen, has extensive experience managing mining operations, having spent over twelve years working in senior roles within the industry, ten of which were spent working in Tanzania. Prior to joining Tembo Nickel, Mr Busunzu was the General Manager for Twiga Minerals Corporation (Barrick Gold Corporation’s partnership with the Government of Tanzania), where he oversaw the Bulyanhulu and Buzwagi Mines.
“I’m proud to join Tembo and support its mission to produce high-quality minerals for the Green Economy, ethically and cleanly, entirely within Tanzania.” Mr Busunzu said, “I look forward to working with the Tembo team, the Government of Tanzania and all our local stakeholders on the development of this significant new project.”
Chris Showalter, CEO of Kabanga Nickel commented: “We are excited that Benedict is joining our team as we start to prepare our development activities. Benedict’s experience managing and developing mining and plant operations, coupled with his deep knowledge of Tanzania, complements our team locally and enhances Tembo’s presence in country.”
Mr Busunzu will lead the site and community relations teams that have been mobilised, and will focus efforts on site refurbishments to enable full scale development activities to follow.