TANZANIA (MDN International News digital) - A top official of Tanzania's largest city said he is planning to publish a national database of married men, purposely to protect women from men's infidelity.
Paul Makonda, Dar es Salaam regional commissioner said he has received numerous complaints from women who were reportedly abandoned by their lovers after a marriage proposal. The said database, Makonda said will help combat infidelity.
Makona said in native Kiswahili "I have been receiving complaints from women who have been promised marriage by men, yet the men didn't fulfill the promise. I know women who have been paying bills yet the men walked away."
"If possible we will set up a database in the regional commissioner's office in each region that every man who promises a woman marriage, this should be registered in the database which will allow women to check to see whether the person asking is married, says Makond in Monday's news conference.
Makonda told reporters the government is looking at other countries in the Southern African Development Community to understand how they have dealt with such challenges.
A proposal in Kenya which is very similar to that of Makonda has created debate among professionals and ordinary people in the streets after a governor there threaten to expose politicians who abandon their lovers with children.
"From today all great women of this country, if there is an MP, Senator, Governor, civil servant or businessman who has impregnated you and denied responsibility send me their details we expose him and seek DNA tests when he's still alive," Sonko says in his FB account.
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