Dar es Salaam – The regional commissioner of Tanzania’s Dar es Salaam city, Paul Makonda, has reported that he will demand the nation’s parliament to present a questionable bill, to have 40 percent of men’s month to month salary deducted and credited to their spouses’ financial balances.
Makonda said he did not want women to be frustrated due to lack of money, IOL reported.
Local media reported that Makonda made a vow in Kinondoni, Dar es Salaam, on Sunday,during the International Women’s Day festivities.
“I will petition the National Assembly to introduce a law that will see 40 percent of salaries of men in formal employment deducted and credited to the bank accounts of their spouses who are housewives,” Mukonda said.
The senior government official also said that there was requirement for stringent laws that force men to show on their wills that their wives would be the sole caretakers of their (men’s) property should they (men) die before their spouses.
Makonda said many widows had camped at his office seeking his intervention after they were disinherited by their in-laws upon the deaths of their husbands.
He trusted that would prevent misleading wedded men from explicitly going after clueless single ladies, as indicated by the news source’s report.
Makonda said the proposition, whenever received, would spare numerous young ladies in Dar es Salaam from ‘superfluous heartbreaks’.
“I have received a lot of complaints from young women. Many women from Dar es Salaam region have been deceived many times, and they have had enough. Men have been promising to marry them, then later, they [men] ditch the ladies.
“This is something that is humiliating,” Makonda said.
He recently, introduced a telephone contact so depressed women can call to seek help from his office.