JB reiterate ban on civil servants dancing at presidential functions

Malawi President Joyce Banda (JB)  has reaffirmed her government’s ban on women civil servants from sacrificing their work time to do hip swinging and praising singing at presidential functions and other political leaders’ rallies.

President Banda particularly warned primary school women teachers to desist from shunning classes in order to show their dancing prowess and waist jiggling at political dance floors without regard for the children’s education.

“This tendency disturbs the learning process in our schools. If you want to attend the political rallies and dance for me and other leaders, you can do so during weekends and public holidays as it is your right to freedom of association,” President Banda said.

President Banda arrives at a rally in Zomba on Saturday

She was speaking Saturday at Msigalira Secondary School at Domasi in Zomba district during the official handover ceremony of K7.5 million worth facilities built for the school by the Japanese Government.

The Malawi leader also reaffirmed her total commitment towards the improvement of quality education for all in the country.

Malawi Government, through the Office of the President and Cabinet (OPC), banned women from dancing at presidential functions during working hours arguing the tendency contributes to inefficiency in the public service.

Economic experts welcomed the development saying it would some economic prudence and sanity in most government and public offices as the practice impacted negatively on both the financial and
administration of the offices.

For many years, women from all walks of life, clad in political clothes, have been dominating political dance floors to sing praises for the leaders.

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