Lawmakers in Tanzania have been banned by Speaker Job Ndugai from entering parliament with fake nails and eyelashes.
The speaker said on Monday 10th September 2018 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 fingernails from stepping into Parliament,” Ndugai said
The Speaker added that he is making consultations with experts before deciding on whether or not to stop MPs who use excessive make-ups from entering the House.
The announcement came shortly after Deputy Minister for Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, Dr. Faustine Ndugulile told the House that women with false eyelashes and false fingernails face serious health risks that are costly to the country.
According to reports by The Standard, at least 700 women are admitted to hospitals in Tanzania with complications as a result of using false eyelashes, false fingernails and skin bleaching.