Former Minister Maria Mutagamba Passes on

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Maria Lubega Mutagamba, the former Minister Tourism Wildlife and Antiquities has passed on at Case Hospital in Kampala.

Maria Lubega Mutagamba, the former Minister  of Water and Environment has passed on at Case Hospital in Kampala. She was aged 64.

Mutagamba was two weeks ago admitted at Case Hospital in Kampala where she was reportedly suffering from stomach complications. She was first admitted at Rubaga Hospital but two weeks ago, her condition worsened forcing her referral to Case Hospital.

Information obtained indicates that she was suffering from Gallstones and bladder complications.

The permanent Secretary Ministry of Health, Dr. Diana Atwine, has tweeted this evening announcing Mutagamba's death.

" I am saddened by the passing on of Hon Maria Mutagamba. May Her soul rest in eternal peace," Dr Atwine announced in her tweet.

The details of her death will follow later.

Mutagamba served as Minister of Water and Environment and as Rakai district Woman Member of Parliament from 2001 to 2016.

She quit politics in 2016, telling Uganda Radio Network then that it was because her health condition was deteriorating. She noted that the 2011 campaigns had drained her energy.

Mutagamba was a long-time member of the Democratic Party (DP), a party she once served as Secretary General before she defected to the National Resistance Movement (NRM) after the 1996 elections.


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Edward Bindhe
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A Mass Communication graduate from Uganda Christian University, Bindhe started practising journalism in 2008 as a reporter for Radio Buddu in Masaka district.