Cover up, of­fi­cials told

The Star Early Edition - - WORLD - ANA

UGANDAN public ser­vants have been warned to dress more mod­estly af­ter be­ing ac­cused of “sex­u­ally ha­rass­ing” their col­leagues by show­ing too much flesh.

The min­istry of public ser­vice’s new di­rec­tive en­forces a strict dress code for men and women, but was seen as dis­pro­por­tion­ately fo­cus­ing on women, and in­cluded a ban on mini-skirts and show­ing cleav­age.

The cir­cu­lar said all of­fi­cers had to dress de­cently and ac­cord­ing to gen­er­ally ac­cept­able so­cial stan­dards.

“Fe­male of­fi­cers should avoid wear­ing trans­par­ent blouses and dresses at work and en­sure cloth­ing cov­ers up cleav­age, navels, knees and back.”

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