Infidelity is apparently such a major problem in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania that the city’s governor has announced plans to create and publish a national database of married men. According to CNN, the purpose of the database is to protect women from “heart breaks.”
“I have been receiving complaints from women who have been promised marriage by men, yet the men didn’t fulfill the promise. I know women who have been paying bills yet the men walked away …” Makonda said at a conference.
To solve this problem, Makonda recommends a system that will require every man who proposes marriage to a woman to register in the database. From there, the bride-to-be will be able to search the database to see if her beau is already married to another woman.
“If possible we will set up a database in the regional commissioner’s office in each region that every man who promises a woman marriage, this should be registered in the database which will allow women to check to see whether the person asking is married …”
Makonda went on to say that he’s turning to other countries in the Southern African Development Community for insight on how to deal with the pervasive issue.
Kenyan politicians proposed a similar idea this month to combat infidelity in the East African country. Nairobi governor Mike Soko specifically took aim at politicians who leave their ex-lovers and children with nothing in the wake of their affairs. Sonko went as far as to post two phone numbers for women to call where they can provide evidence of said affairs — including pictures.
“From today all great women of this country, if there is an MP, Senator, Governor, civil servant or businessman who has impregnated you and denied responsibility send me their details we expose him and seek DNA tests when he’s still alive,” Sonko’s Facebook page read.