If you have always complained of extravagance in the Ugandan, then maybe you have never heard of this socialist president of the Republic of France Francois Hollande.
As most of the presidents like Jacob Zuma of South Africa who spent tax payers money by building a country home, Hollande instead spends it on beautifying himself and making up.
According to Paris (AFP) – Short on the sides and thinning on top, French President Francois Hollande’s hair is kept perfectly groomed at a cost of 9,895 euros ($10,900) a month in Ugandan currency which is shillings 37,280,000
This implies the money paid to his hairdresser is more than the money paid to a member of parliament in Uganda.
The same amount of money can be used to pay about 50 teachers on government payroll.
The unpopular French president’s hair has never been the topic of scrutiny, unlike other high-profile male politicians such as the US presidential candidate Donald Trump or former London Mayor Boris Johnson.
However the publication of the contract of his hairdresser, identified only as Olivier B., by the investigative newspaper had the French bristling over such extravagant spending by a Socialist president.
A lawmaker with the far-right National Front (FN) referred to Hollande as “his majesty” on Twitter, while other users superimposed afros, mullets and other dramatic hairstyles on pictures of the president, to “help his hairdresser earn his salary”.
The hashtag #Coiffeurgate was trending on French Twitter.
Some Twitter users also suggested other balding candidates for the presidency in 2017, such as the Republicans’ Alan Juppe, could save taxpayers some money.
The Canard Enchaine reported that in addition to his steep salary, the hairdresser was entitled to a “housing allowance” and other “family benefits”.
He travels with the president on most of his foreign trips.
The hairdresser’s contract states that he must “maintain absolute secrecy about his work and any information he may have gathered both during and after his contract.”