Just last year, Tanzania banned its residents from twerking in public in a bid to preserve culture and instill morals into the current generation.
According to a statement released by the country’s Director of Cultural Development, Prof Herman Mwansoko,
‘The dance threatens our original dances, which are our identity, the new generation will be filled with what they see now and may not be aware that there has been a real Baikoko for instance…”.
Now, Tanzania’s President, John Magufuli is set to join a host of other countries in banning its women from wearing mini skirts. The President is believed to have said that mini skirts cause the spread of HIV/AIDS. Hmmm.
The president is known among Tanzanians for being frugal following the policies he made in his first few weeks in office. Some of those include cutting down/slashing the government’s budget to accommodate less costs. For instance, government officials were not allowed to travel out of the country without first obtaining permission from the President or the chief secretary. He requires the Tanzanian diplomats abroad to carry out the duties instead.
He also banned official gatherings conducted outside the office when conference calls could be used. Last year, Tanzanians did not celebrate their 54th year of Independence from Britain because the President was more concerned with using the budget meant for the celebration to tackle more important issues in the country such as Cholera.
His austerity measures led Tanzanians to create the hashtag #WhatWouldMagufuliDo. The hashtag was filled with memes and other comic ways to save costs– like Magufuli would do.
However, the Tanzanian youths think this recent ban on mini skirts is a bit backwards for the thrifty president, because a ban on mini skirts would mean wasting fabric. Well, Tanzanians are onto something there.
Well, Tanzanian ladies you have three weeks to enjoy your mini skirts before the ban is set in motion.