Tanzanian Speaker has banned female legislators from making their way into the August House with false eyelashes and finger nails.
Speaker Job Ndugai made the announcement shortly after Deputy Minister for Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, Dr Faustine Ndugulile told the House that least 700 women are admitted to hospital with complications linked to the use of false eyelashes, false finger nails and skin bleaching.
“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,” Ndugai said.
Women lawmakers who use excessive make up might also be blocked from entering the legislative house, the speaker announced.
Ndugulile also noted that “false eyelashes and false finger nails do not fall on the list of cosmetics as outlined in the Tanzania Food, Drugs and Cosmetics act (TFDCA) Cap. 219.”
According to reports, fake eyelashes can permanently damage the hair follicles, cause allergic reactions which if not treated can damage ones eyes and can sometimes cause loss of sight.
While it is true that longer nails are attractive and fashionable, reports show that fake nails weaken ones real nails and can worsen a fungal infection.
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