Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Ugandan Public Service Ministry Bans Minis Skirts And Sexy Outfits In Offices

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The Ugandan Ministry of Public Services has issued new dressing code to work, banning miniskirts in offices.

According to a release titled: ‘Dressing for the non-uniformed officers in the Public Service’, signed by the Permanent Secretary Catherine Bitarakwate Musingwire, public servants are supposed to ‘dress decently' and in the generally acceptable standards in the Uganda Community’.
According to Ms. Musingwire, some Public Servants seem to have negated their responsibility to dress decently.
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 in the generally acceptable standards of the Community’.
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But quoting Section F-J (a) of the Public Service Standing Orders, 2010, Ms. Musingwire says the provisions therein provide for dress code for females serving in the Public Service. Under the same section F-J (b) provides for the dress code of men.
Among the prohibited issues is ‘a skirt or dress that is not above the knees’; ‘sleeves or transparent dresses’; ‘clothing that does not cover the cleavage’; flat shoes (except on Doctors’ advice); ‘bright-coloured hair’; and ‘tight-fitting dresses’.
Women protesting outside the National Theater in Kampala, Uganda, to protest against the continued harassment of women and girls considered to be "dressed indecently," according to the country's new laws in 2014.

This is not the first time Uganda is hammering on miniskirts and indecent dressing. In 2014, a law was enacted, banning women from revealing their cleavages and from dressing indecently. Hundreds of women protested this law, in what they  themed 'operation save the miniskirt'.

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