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Tanzania governor Wants to Create a National Database for Married Men in a Bid to Curb Infidelity

The governor of Tanzania’s largest city has announced a plan to create and publish a national database of married men to protect women from “heart breaks.”

Dar es Salaam Regional Commissioner Paul Makonda said he has received a lot of complaints from women who were abandoned by their lovers after a marriage proposal, and that the planned database will help combat infidelity.

“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 …” Makonda said in native Kiswahili.

“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 …,” Makonda said at a Monday news conference.

Makonda said the government is looking at other countries in the Southern African Development Community to understand how they have dealt with such challenges.

CNN has reached out for comment from the governor but hasn’t received a response.

A proposal similar to Makonda’s data base plan sparked debate in neighboring Kenya in August after a governor there vowed to expose politicians who abandon their lovers with children after an affair.

Nairobi’s Mike Sonko posted two telephone numbers on his Facebook page and asked aggrieved women to contact his office with pictures and evidence of affair.

“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 wrote on his Facebook page.

 

(Credit: CNN)

15 Comments

  1. Magicians mind

    You should think twice before u introduce it,what advantages and disadvantages of it,it may put someone’s life in danger.

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  2. Idiocy Detector

    This guy is subtracting from Mafuguli’s achievements, he must be a novice to think that only men lie and walk out on women when the same is true of women. Visionless like balya njikwite.

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  3. Reuben Nyirenda

    We want that in Zambia √√√

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  4. Chip's

    Enocomy

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  5. mathews chali

    Like what you said you should think twice and prove it

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  6. Zambian eagle

    I think this should be introduced in our country

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  7. Keziah lamya

    That is a good idea but why don’t you also apply it to the women.

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  8. Keziah lamya

    That is a good idea but why don’t you also apply it to the women.

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  9. Chiloz

    seriously what a dumb idea introducing such things to men only as if women are not guilty of the same…..

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  10. JUNGO UNCHAINED

    FAITHFULNESS IN WOMEN DOESNT EXIST,THUS WHY THEY ARE BEEN LEFT OUT.THEY WANT SOMETHING THAT THERE FATHERS NEVER OWNED.NO WONDER I F**K IT & LEAVE IT JUST 4 FUN.

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  11. Zulu 1

    Let also come into Zambia and women must be registered not men only

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  12. Moses Phiri

    That’s a good idea; although it’s shallow. My concern is on the creation of a database. How exactly do you intend to create one? Is that a strategy to create employment in your country? A database like that one cannot be created in a week or a year, it requires a lot of data entry. It’s like creating a distributed database for the national registration cards.

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  13. Changwe

    It doesnt matter,women are aware of married men but they are all over the show on each other so it cant just wasting time.

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  14. SEE MIND ( MWAMPO)

    GOOD IDEA! (1) BUT KNOW THAT NOW DAY WOMEN THEIR MANAY THAN MEN (2) LADIES TOO MUCH LOVE MONEY THAN LOVE MAN (3) LADIES TOO MUCH LOVE SEX BEFORE FIND LOVER MAN FOR COUPLE (4) LAST PONT LADIES NOW DAY TOO MUCH DEFFERENT DISEASES THUS MEN JUMPS THIS MY COMMENTS WHAT YOU THINK MORE?

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  15. M

    Non sense

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