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Museveni Mourns Former Minister Maria Mutagamba

The body of Maria Mutagamba at Parliament today

President Yoweri Museveni Tuesday paid tribute to the deceased former Minister of Tourism, Maria Mutagamba who succumbed over the weekend to Liver Cancer.

The president joined mourners at Parliament to pay their last respects to the former minister and Member of Parliament, appreciating her contributions to the development of the country.

Museveni after greeting the mourners and signing in the condolence book went for a closed meeting with the speaker, the government chief whip and some family members.

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President Museveni signing the condolences book

President Museveni signing the condolences book

Numerous government leaders and senior citizens including deputy Prime Minister, Gen. Moses Ali, Prof. Gilbert Bukenya, Speaker Rebecca Kadaga, Government Chief Whip and several members of Parliament were in attendance at parliament for the viewing.

The body  arrived at Parliament to lie in State at 10:00am to 2:00pm.

At 2:00pm the body shall enter plenary for MPs to pay their last respects to the departed colleague.

Customarily, the Prime Minister will move the motion to be seconded by the Leader of Opposition in Parliament.

President Museveni greets former Vice President Gilbert Bukenya

President Museveni greets former Vice President Gilbert Bukenya

After Parliament business at 5:00pm the body heads to her ancestral home in Gamba Village, Kakuuto County, Rakai District.

There will also be a night vigil there and on Wednesday 28th June 2017 she will be laid to rest.

The former Minister died Saturday last week at Case clinic Kampala.

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