Today our dear colleague Nancy Asman will be laid to rest at 3 pm at Kunduchi Beach – Kondo cemetery in Dar es Salaam, following a 2 pm Church service at St Michael Kunduchi.
We at the SAGCOT Centre pay a special tribute to her:
Geoffrey Kirenga – SCL CEO
Bwana ametoa na aasa ametwaa! Kwa kweli imekuwa ghafla sana. Nimepokea salamu nyingi sana za pole kutoka kwa pattners tunaofanya nao kazi! Inaonesha kuwa alikuwa kwa namna yake ya kipekee kipenzi cha watu sio ndani ya ofisi tuu bali hata kwenye jamii tunayoihudumia! Tulimpenda Nancy lakini amependwa na Mwenyezi Mungu zaidi ya sisi tulivyompenda. RIP Nancy!
On Saturday 19th May this year, when we were in Njombe for strategic meetings, after the workshops, Nancy and I decided to catch up and watch the live broadcast of the Royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. We spoke about a lot of things; in our discussion, I shared my love for cooking. Nancy shared some ideas of different cuisines on Pinterest which I never knew before. Thanks to Nancy I now have a lot of inspiration for my cooking. I would like to remember her as my kitchen hero.
Nancy, Adam and I are the only 3 employees who would arrive at the office around 6:45 – 7:00 am every work day. We used to call each other TEAM SAA MOJA. Nancy was very punctual. I don’t remember her every arriving late. I will surely miss her.
Nancy and I have known each other since 2000, from Sokoine University where we both studied. It was a pleasant reunion at SCL; I realized then that you were still the same Nancy I knew from University.
You always sent me encouragement, prayers and words of inspiration on WhatsApp especially when you knew I needed the support. I can’t thank you enough. I will really miss you. Nancy you were real, and such an honest soul, may the Almighty rest your soul at peace.
My colleague, my friend; Nancy Asman, since yesterday morning, I have been trying to get my head around this and it’s unbelievable.
We, at SAGCOT have lost a true gem; a colleague, a friend who always kept it real
I keep playing back to the moment we shared Friday late evening when you came to our office to say bye, the conversation we had, the laughs, as you headed out of the building; dah just to think that very same night you went to sleep and you were gone just like that. Poleni sana family, friends and colleagues kwa msiba huu mzito. RIP Nancy Asman.
Nancy Asman was a great colleague with a beautiful soul; so knowledgeable, open-minded, focused and caring.
Learning of her death on social media struck me really hard. It is truly sad to know that we will not have another chat on this side of heaven. But I am comforted in the promise of our Lord and Saviour that we will meet again, in the joyful and more blissful by and by.
I remember our chat early this year when I started my new role of Programme Quality and compliance manager at SAGCOT Centre, you indicated to me that from your past experience colleagues had to either comply or complain to the person in my position. This sounded so hilarious, but has been such a great principle which I believe in and will always remember you for. May God give us the wisdom to honour you through our actions and may he also comfort your loved ones at such a trying moment. Rest in Peace Sister.
My tears will never end from this loss. Nancy loved the agricultural sector, with her forestry background; she was keen to make the linkages. This initiative has been suddenly stopped over night on 7th September -my birthday. It was God’s plan. Rest in peace, Nancy.
Words cannot describe what I am feeling. She was the last person I spoke to in office on Wednesday before I left. I give my condolences to the entire family. God rest her soul.
Mungu amlaze mahali pema kwenye enzi yake, utukufu hadi utukufu
Jana nifanya naye jokes sana pale ofisini, I just can’t believe, tumwachie Mungu wake anaye sababu na makusudi Naye ,na anavuna kwa Wakati wake, sisi kibinadamu inauma sana,lakina hatuna namna. Tupokekee msiba huu mzito kwa moyo mkuu.
I am heartbroken! Jamani hajatuaga, hatujamuuguza, ohh its tragic. RIP Nancy