Tanzania is an African country whose parliament makes certain laws and bans that their counterparts from other nations might find preposterous.
In 2018 Tanzania introduced a ban on artificial eye lashes and nails for their members of parliament for health reasons. Recently, a female MP, Jackline Ngonyani suggested that checks should be made on her male counterparts to ensure that they are circumcised. The reason for this is to reduce the spread of HIV which is a major challenge which the country continues to face in its public health.
She suggested that those who are not circumcised should be made to. (Ouch)
According to the WHO, circumcision in heterosexual men reduces the risk of contracting HIV by 60 percent.
This suggestion followed discussions made during parliament on how to reduce the spread of HIV in the Tanzania. Her suggestions got support from MP Joseph Selasini but another MP, Joseph Kasheku disagreed. He opined that it was intrusive and uncouth.
In 2008, some politicians in Kenya had voluntarily agreed to undergo this procedure to encourage other men in the communities to get circumcised. While some may see this as true patriotism, some men in other countries may find it difficult to understand.
However many African countries have encouraged grown men to undergo circumcision in the fight against the HIV pandemic.
The question is how many people who claim to be patriotic in Nigeria will agree to undergo circumcision as grown men to reduce the spread of HIV?
We are really in weird times. Just recently, we reported about how curvy women are to be used as tourist attraction in Uganda