Tanzania Plans to Publish Names of Married Men

John Magufuli

Married men in Tanzania are about to be exposed to the rest of the world of the as Dar es Salaam Regional Commissioner Paul Makonda announced a plan to create and publish a national database of married men to cleanse the society of infidelity.

He mentioned that women came crying to him that they had been abandoned by their lovers after a marriage proposal and in his decision on how to help solve the matter the thought of having a planned database will help with the heartbreaks.

“I have received a lot of complaints from young women. Many women from Dar-es-Salaam region have been deceived many times and they have had enough. Men have been promising to marry them, then later, they ditch the ladies. This is something that is humiliating.

“These cunning men have left many women nursing heartbreaks and emotional bruises. You’ll find a young man successfully wooing a woman, making her leave every other thing that she does and follows you, hoping that the man will marry her only to realize he is just using her,” he said

Makonda said the government is looking at other countries in the Southern African Development Community to understand how they have dealt with such challenges so that he can soon enforce laws to protect women who have been falsely promised marriage by men.

“If you look at the laws that we have in the country, there is a clause that protects women who were promised marriages only to be used and dumped. We want to use that clause to bring sanity in relationships,” he added.

His proposal is similar to that of Nairobi County Governor Mike Sonko a while back when he vowed to expose politicians who abandon their lovers with children after an affair.