President Paul Kagame has urged the Ministry of Health and Rwanda National Police to take urgent measures against chemicals used in skin bleaching which are unhealthy.
Kagame was replying to tweets of different people who asked for a ban on chemicals used in skin bleaching on Rwandan market.
One Fiona Kamikazi tweeted: “I think Rwanda Standards Bureau and the Ministry of Health should start a campaign against skin bleaching, a BIG one because this is getting out of hand.”
Quite unhealthy among other things. Includes use of prohibited chemicals. MoH and RNP need to reign this in very quickly…! https://t.co/zRvJRa8Dcq
— Paul Kagame (@PaulKagame) November 25, 2018
In another tweet, one Maurice Kayisire said: “A man told his wife ‘you should ask other women the lotion they use on their skins. Bleaching is a societal problem, not a problem for women alone.”
Following the viral tweets, retweets and replies on Sunday evening, Kagame, using his personal Twitter account, tweeted: “Quite unhealthy among other things. Includes use of prohibited chemicals. MoH [Ministry of Health and RNP [Rwanda National Police] need to reign this in very quickly…!”…. Read More