The minister for Information Communication Technology (ICT) and National Guidance Dr Chris Baryomunsi was yesterday Saturday night airlifted to Kampala after collapsing while in his constituency Kinkiizi East, Kanungu district in western Uganda.
Baryomunsi reportedly collapsed at around 6 pm while on his way from Ruhija in Muramba parish, Rutenga sub-county where he donated iron sheets to COU Kyakikyere church, according to Godfrey Karabenda, Kanungu district National Resistance Movement (NRM) party chairman.
Karabenda says that Baryomunsi fainted while on his way rushing to Kambuga sub-county where he was set to preside over another function.
Karabenda says that when other occupants in the vehicle realized that Baryomunsi had collapsed, they rushed him to Kambuga hospital for treatment where health workers led by Dr Adas examined and reportedly found him hypertensive.
Karabenda says that at around 10:30 pm, a military helicopter airlifted the minister from Kambuga hospital to Kampala for specialized treatment.