What most Churhes in different climes may be reluctant to do, Tanzanian Parliament has taken a bull by the horn by banning female members from entering the House with false eyelashes and finger nails.
Speaker of the Tanzanian Parliament, Job Ndugai gave the new commandment on Monday, September 10 during a House session in Dodoma, Tanzania.
“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,” Ndugai said.
The Speaker noted that he made consultations with experts before deciding on whether or not to stop MPs who use excessive make-ups from entering the House.
Before then, Dr. Faustine Ndugulile, Deputy Minister for Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, had told the House that women with false eyelashes and false finger nails face serious health risks that are costly to the country.
At least 700 women are admitted to hospitals in Tanzania with complications as a result of using false eyelashes, false finger nails and skin bleaching, according to confirmed reports. (Standard Digital)