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Jammeh lifts directive on head-tie for women during working hours

Jan 14, 2016, 9:55 AM

President Yahya Jammeh has lifted the recent directive of putting on a head-tie for women working in public offices during working hours.

This was announced in the state TV newscast last night.

“[Women] are his friends and he is there for their well-being and happiness at all times,” the news release stated, adding that since the decision would make them unhappy “it has been accordingly lifted”.

The release stated further that the general public should be informed that the directive for women to put on a head dress, not hijab, in all public offices during working hours has nothing to do with religion.

Women, according to the news release, are President Jammeh’s best friends.