Former Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities Minister, Maria Mutagamba has passed on.
Mrs Mutagamba, aged 64, died this Saturday afternoon at Case Hospital in Kampala.
The sad news was delivered by Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Health Dr Diana Atwine who said she was saddened by the passing of the former minister.
I am saddened by the passing on of Hon Maria Mutagamba .May Her Soul rest in eternal peace
— Dr. Diana Atwine (@Atwine_Diana) June 24, 2017
Minster Mutagamba has been battling Gallstone, a condition that affects the digestive system.
She was transferred to Case Hospital in Kampala weeks ago, having been transferred from Rubaga Hospital as her condition deteriorated.
Mutagamba served in as the Tourism Minister from 2012 to 2016.
Previously she has been Minister of Water and Environment and also served as MP Rakai district from 2001 until 2016