Tanzania’s President, John Magufuli, is encouraging men to practice polygamy and reduce prostitution.
Speaking in the commercial capital, Dar-es-Salaam, Magufuli disclosed that his government will be giving some incentives to men that married more than one wife.
‘Nicknamed “The Bulldozer” for driving a programme to build roads across the country, Magufuli argued promiscuity was also fueled by imbalances around population in a country with 40 million women and 30 million men.-the CAJ News reported.
“Our women are crying every day due to lack of men to marry and support them economically hence they engage in prostitution,” Magufuli, a former school teacher, industrial chemist and country’s 5th president said.
“So please try to work hard and be productive so that you can help our women by marrying two or more wives provided you are able to provide for their basic needs,” The son of a peasant farmer, told thousands of men attending a conference.
Prostitution is illegal but quite widespread in Tanzania. Poverty, lack of job opportunities, culture and the disintegration of family unit are blamed for the trend.
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