Ugandan govt bans miniskirts, coloured hair

2017-07-06 17:19


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Kampala – Ugandan authorities have reportedly banned non uniformed public servants from wearing sleeveless, transparent and tight clothing at work.

According to New Vision, a statement by Public Service Permanent Secretary Catherine Bitarakwate Musingwiire said: "Paragraph 4 of Section F-J of the Public Service Standing Order 2010 stipulates that a public officer is required to dress decently and in a manner generally acceptable in the Uganda community.

"It has, however, been observed that public officers have continued to dress in a manner that does not portray a good image of the service and does not fall within the general acceptable standards of the community."

Bitarakwate Musingwiire said that female public servants were not allowed to wear clothing that revealed their cleavage and dresses or skirts that were above the knees, reported The Observer, 

She added that female public servants would not be allowed to wear any tight-fitting clothing, flat and open shoes, except in cases where one could prove that it was for medical reasons.

Accessories should be modest and women should not have bright hair colour, braids or extensions, said Bitarakwate Musingwiire. 

Meanwhile, male public servants were required to wear "neat, long-sleeved shirts, jackets and ties, trousers that are not tight". They were also expected to keep their hair "short and neat, and also not wear brightly-coloured clothes".


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