UGANDAN GOVT INTRODUCES STRICT DRESS CODE FOR CIVIL SERVANTS

KAMPALA, The Ugandan government has issued strict dress code guidelines for civil servants, which it says is intended to check rising cases indecent dressing at the workplace.

A statement issued by the Ministry of Public Service here Tuesday highlighted 14 guidelines for all holders of public service jobs, which, among others, outlaw brightly coloured trousers and open footwear for men.

It also bans women civil servants from appearing at the workplace in sleeveless tops and in tight fitting dresses and skirts.

Female civil servants who love stepping out wearing accessories will also be affected by the new rules as accessories such as chandelier earrings have been banned.

In justifying the guidelines, a statement signed by Public Service Ministry Permanent Secretary Catherine Bitarakwate Musingwiire says: 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.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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