Uganda Enforces Bans On Bright-Coloured Hair, Mini Skirts, Tight Trousers For Civil Servants


Uganda has released a circular guiding civil servants’ dressing after receiving several complaints.

The circular was gotten from Public Service Standing Orders on dress code, put in place in 2010 but has not been enforced.

According to BBCAdah Muwanga, the Director of Human Resources of the country’s Ministry of Public Service made the announcement on Tuesday.

Here are some of the guidelines:

For Male officers:

  1. Neat trousers

2. Long-sleeved shirts, jacket and a tie.

3. No open shoes (except on health grounds/recommendation).

4. Hair well-groomed and kept short.

5. Loose fitting trousers

6. No brightly coloured clothes.

 For Female officers:

1. Skirt or dress that is not above the knees, with a smart long or short sleeved blouse.

2. No sleeveless, transparent blouses and dresses

3. Clothing must cover up cleavage, navel, knees and back.

4. No bright coloured hair in form of natural hair, braids and hair extensions.

5. Neutral polished and well groomed nails – N long nails with more than 3cms (1.5in), bright nail polish or multi-coloured nail polish

6.Simple facial make-up simple

7. Modest accessories

Photo Credit: Hannah McKay – WPA Pool/Getty Images



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