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.

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