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Thousands attend burial service for SEKUCo DPA


Deputy Provost for Administration the late Dr. Fanuel Shechambo was buried Tuesday near the Dule Sub Parish cemetery in northern deanery, as thousands of people watched, many of them from nearby villages. Dr Shechambo, 60, died last Saturday, 16th April 2011, at 9.30 a.m. after taken to Lushoto District Hospital suffering from diabetes. Bishop Munga pays last tribute at SEKUCo

SEKUCo’s staff and students had time to pay tribute to Dr. Shechambo on burial day, Tuesday morning, at assembly hall Campus B, before the body was transported to Mlalo-Dule village for burial services.

Bishop Munga, given time to say a word at SEKUCo, reminded on self preparations, knowing that everyone will pass the same way. He expressed his suddenness on losing Dr. Shechambo at SEKUCo and the Diocese because of his multiple talents in different fields.

Leading the burial service Rev. Shemahonge said that the Diocese and the nation had lost a very potential person who was still needed and dependant in different areas.

Rev. Dr Anneth Munga during sermon expressed the heart felt gap that Dr. Shechambo had left for his diversified talents, being academic as well as social issue. She said Dr. Shechambo will be remembered on his ability to unite people.

The burial service was attended by pastors, academicians, politicians and other people of different status in community. Speaking on behalf of Tumaini University council Prof. Mmary said, We are sincerely saddened by the death our fellow Dr. Shechambo and we hope that Dorothy will remain strong, the death has shocked every one of us but the Lord knows why he has taken him.

Dr. Shechambo, before joining SEKUCo, was at the University of Dar es salam. He came to SEKUCo in June 2008 and became the first DPA of our university college. Two months later, the SEKUCo Governing Board appointed him to the position of Deputy Provost for Academic Affairs (DPAA). He held that position until May 2010. On 1st of June 2010 the Governing Board decided to return him to the post of Deputy Provost for Administration. He was also assigned to act as Dean of Faculty of Science.

There were emotional scenes as several thousand Christians attended his burial service.

Lushoto DC Ms. Sophia Mjema (Middle) in black at the funeral Dule-Mlalo