- The Tanzanian speaker of Parliament has banned female MPs from entering the House with false eye lashes and fingernails
- He said he is also making consultations with experts before deciding on whether or not to stop female lawmakers who use excessive make-up from entering the House
- At least 700 women in Tanzania are reportedly admitted to hospitals across the country with complications as a result of using false eyelashes, false finger nails and skin bleaching
Female members of the Tanzanian Parliament have been banned from entering the House with false fingernails and eye lashes.
The ban was given by the speaker of the Parliament, during a session on Monday, September 10, Standard Media reports.
YEN.com.gh gathers that the speaker further disclosed that he is also making consultations with experts before deciding on whether or not to stop female MPs who use excessive make-up from entering the House.
He said: “With the powers vested in me by the constitution of the United Republic of Tanzania, I now ban all MPs with false eyelashes and false finger nails from stepping into Parliament”
The directive came after the House was informed by the deputy minister for health, community development, gender, elderly and children, Dr Faustine Ndugulile, that women with false eyelashes and false finger nails face serious health risks that are costly to the country.
At least 700 women in Tanzania are reportedly admitted to hospitals across the country with complications as a result of using false eyelashes, false finger nails and skin bleaching.
Earlier, Tanzanian president, John Pombe Magufuli, banned the wearing of miniskirts in the country saying he believes the garments, along with short dresses, encourage the spread of HIV/AIDS.
Tanzania cultural development director, Herman Mwansoko, said all Tanzanian women had three months within which to "get rid of miniskirts for replacement with decent garments."
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