Paul Makonda, the governor of Tanzania’s largest city, Dar Es Salaam has just announced plans to create and publish a database of married men. According to him, this would help protect women from “heart breaks”.
Paul Makonda said he has received a lot of complaints from women who were abandoned after a marriage proposal. “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.
He went on to say that if the database was set up in the regional commissioner’s office in each region, every man who proposed marriage to a woman would be registered in the database for other women to check and confirm if the person asking them was married.