Paul Makonda, the Tanzanian regional commissioner of Dar es Salaam, on Tuesday, August 13, 2019, said that the state would publish the names of all married men in the city in a bid to stop “deceitful married men” from preying on unsuspecting single women.
Makonda, who said the list would be published on a state-owned website said, that he had been receiving complaints from women, who were jilted by men, who promised to marry them.
He said, “I have received several complaints from young women. Many women from Dar es Salaam Region have been deceived many times and they have had enough. These charming men have been promising to marry them, then ditch the women after using them. This is something that is humiliating.
“These cunning men have left many women nursing heartbreaks and emotional bruises. You’ll find a young man successfully wooing a woman, making her leave every other thing that she does and follows you, hoping that the man will marry her only to realize he is just using her.”
According to Tanzania’s CitizenTV, Mr Makonda said he will enforce laws to protect women who have been falsely promised marriage by men.
“If you look at the laws that we have in the country, there is a clause that protects women who were promised marriages only to be used and dumped. We want to use that clause to bring sanity in relationships.”
With the published list, women would be able to check and find out whether a man is married.