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Court Clerk Suspended For Wearing Short, Tight Dress

A court clerk in Uganda has been suspended for wearing ” a very short and tight dress” to work, breaching the country’s strict dress code for public sector workers.

A journalist has shared a letter addressed to Ms Namuwanga Rosemary informing her of her two-week suspension.

The letter says in part that Ms Namuwanga had gone to the office on Thursday, to follow up on her delayed pay, when she was deemed to have dressed inappropriately.

Earlier this year Uganda’s ministry of public service issued dress guidelines to apply to all non-uniformed civil servants.

Female staff were told not to show any cleavage, wear brightly coloured nails, braids or hair extensions, sleeveless or transparent blouses.

And the men had to wear long-sleeved shirts, jackets and ties, while trousers could not be tight-fitting. Anybody failing to abide by these guidelines was to be disciplined.

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