Tanzania to arrest those who disrespect the national flag

Government institutions in Tanzania that use worn-out or dirty national flags and people who will be walking while the national flag is being raised or lowered shall face fines or an imprisonment term of not less than two years.

“National flags must be respected. We carried out a number of public education programmes on the importance of respecting the national flag. I now direct the Police Force to arrest all those who will be walking when the national flag is raised or lowered because it is against the National Emblems Act of 1971… It is clearly
stated that anyone who disrespects national emblems, including the national flag, will be fined, imprisoned for not less than two years or both punishments will be imposed,” said Tanzania’s Chief Government Printer, Mr Kassian


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