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This Ugandan woman was suspended for wearing a 'tight' dress to work





So the woman pictured above was suspended for two weeks because she dressed inappropriately to work. 'Inappropriate' in this case being, her dress was 'too tight' and "too short". Rosemary Namuwanga, a court clerk/interpreter at Kasangati Magistrate's Court in Wakiso District was sent home on Thursday after her dress violated some government dress policy.

According to Ugandanmonitor, a letter dated September 21, 2017, was handed to Namuwanga stating that her dress was short and tight, thereby violating the established Notice No.1 of 2017. The letter read:



This is to inform you that, today September 21, while you were invited to the office of the Permanent Secretary to the judiciary for an explanation regarding non-payment of your salary and allowances for the month July 2017, you turned up dressed in a manner that does not portray a good image of the Judiciary and Public Service at large. In accordance with the established notice No.1 of 2017, this is to suspend you from duty for a period of two weeks with effect from September 21 to October 4, 2017.

The letter which went viral attracted lots of comments particularly because of the supposed indecent dress and the coincidence that her punishment came after she demanded the payment of her salary.




The Ugandan Public Service Standing Orders, 2010 stipulates that officers shall be required to dress decently and in generally accepted standards. The order says no sleeveless, tight or transparent clothing for non-uniformed officers in public service.


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