Mutagamba to be buried today

By Ritah Kemigisa

The fallen Former minister Maria Mutagamba will today be laid to rest at her ancestral home in Gamba village Rakai district, Central Uganda.

Yesterday the body lay in state in parliament for public viewing with a special parliamentary sitting held in her honour at 2pm.

During the special sitting, the speaker of parliament Rebecca Kadaga asked the government to quickly work on the medical insurance scheme for all Ugandans to enable them access better health services.

Mutagamba served as Minister of Water and Environment and later as Minister of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities.

She succumbed to liver cancer at case clinic on Saturday at the age of 65. She is survived by 15 children and 26 children.

Mutagamba was also a renowned economist and woman representative for Rakai district for 15 years.