There are strong indications that female lawmakers with artificial nails and false eyelashes have been banned from Tanzania’s parliament.
It was gathered that on Monday, September 10, during a House session in Dodoma, Tanzania, Speaker of the Parliament, Job Ndugai banned female Members of Parliament from entering the house with fake eyelashes and fake nails.
According to reports, the Speaker of Parliament, stated that both cosmetic trends could cause health problems.
In his words, Ndugai 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 Speaker further said that he currently consults with “experts” on whether to equally ban the use of excessive makeup in the house. That of course would arouse the question of what is, “excessive.”
Fake nails, eyelashes banned in Tanzanian Parliament. pic.twitter.com/4YqnHqWv8D
— Nairobi News (@Nairobi_News) September 11, 2018
This is coming barely a day after Tanzanian President, John Magufuli begged women to stop using birth control mechanisms as he feels the country needs more people — in a world where countries aim to reduce or control population.
“Women can now give up contraceptive methods” in a country the BBC says, “has a population of around 53 million people, with 49% of them living on less than $2 (£1.50) a day,” and where, “on average, a woman in Tanzania has more than five children, among the highest rates in the world.”
“The outrageous comments were made at a rally in northern Meatu district of Tanzanian where Mangufuli says the use of contraceptives were lazy. The Citizen quotes him that, “They do not want to work hard to feed a large family. And that is why they opt for births controls and end up with one or two children only.”
“I have travelled to Europe and elsewhere and have seen the harmful effects of birth control. Some countries are now facing declining population growth.”