Cover up, officials told
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.”