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Ex-Tourism Minister Mutagamba Succumbs To Gallstones

Uganda’s Former Tourism Minister, Maria  Mutagmba is dead.

Mutagamba passed away at Case Clinic in the country’s capital Kampala on Saturday. Reports indicate she had been admitted at the medical facility a week before she breathed and her last and was being treated for gallstones.

Gallstones (commonly misspelled gall stones or gall stone) are solid particles that form from bile cholesterol and bilirubin in the gallbladder. The gallbladder is a small saclike organ in the upper right part of the abdomen. It is located under the liver, just below the front rib cage on the right side.

Gallstones within the gallbladder often cause no problems. If there are many or they are large, they may cause pain when the gallbladder responds to a fatty meal. They also may cause problems if they block bile from leaving the gallbladder or move out of the gallbladder and block the bile duct.

She was the Minister of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities in the Ugandan Cabinet from 15 August 2012 until 6 June 2016.

From 2011 to 2012, she was the Minister of Water and Environment. She also served as the elected Member of Parliament for Rakai District Women’s Representative, from 2001 until 2016.


She was born in Rakai district on September 5, 1952


Maria Mutagamba holds a Bachelors of Arts (ba) degree in economics, from Makerere university, obtained in 1976. she also holds a diploma in computer programming, from the ICL  computer school, in Nairobi, Kenya, obtained in 1980 and a certificate in executive leadership, from the John F. Kennedy School of Government, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, obtained in 1997.


She served as a banking officer, with the Bank of Uganda, between 1976 and 1980. she served as a Director of the Bank of Uganda, from 1991 until 1999. she was a constituent assembly delegate between 1994 and 1995. Between 1999 and 2000, she served as the deputy secretary general of the Democratic Party. In 2000, she was appointed minister of state for water resources, a position she held until 2006 when she was appointed Minister of water and environment, a position she held till 2012.

other responsibilities that Maria Mutagamba has include:

1.   President, African ministers’ council on water (AMCOW), (2004–2012)

2.   Coordinator, global women leaders forum for water and sanitation (2005–present)

3.   Member, nile river council of ministers (2001–present)

4.   Vice chairperson, united nations task force on integrated water resource management

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