Loyalty to her country was her defining characteristic-PS Ashipala-Musavyi speaks on Schimming-Chase passing
March 13, 2018, 12:05pm
Permanent secretary in the Ministry of International Relations, Selma Ashipala-Musavyi has described the late Ambassador Nora Schimming-Chase as someone who made a difference and served with diligence wherever.
Schimming-Chase, who was born on 1 December 1940 passed away in the early hours today.
“Ambassador Schimming-Chase was among the first core group of diplomatic cadre selected to establish the Ministry of Foreign Affairs immediately after independence in 1990,” Ashipala-Musavyi said.
She added that, Schimming-Chase was a bright woman who was full of life.
“She was a constant source of encouragement to junior staff members and sound advice for her colleagues. Thus, as we mourn her passing I wish us to recall what Shakespeare once said: “Laughing faces do not mean that there is an absence of sorrow. But it means that they have the ability to deal with it”. That is how I feel we should celebrate Ambassador Schimming-Chase’s life, laughing while mourning,” Ashipala-Musavyi said.