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for these Tanzanian women that wakes up parts of their identity so it comes as no surprise that a tax increase on hair extensions has been met with anger Tanzania's government has imposed a twenty five percent hike on dry hair imports in other words wigs weaves and hair extensions , they've also added a ten percent tax on those made locally in a bid to increase government revenues but those involved in the production line importers retailers headdresses ends that clientele say the new tax is devastating for business , I think the government should leave it alone if the original cost as it is so we can afford to be beautiful women have to look good and if we could not afford to do so then we would be attractive , yeah because the number one if the taxes raise that would be enough work for us this is the only job I have we have employed all cells we leave our homes to go do this work so if I lose my customers it will affect me a lot because this is where I get my daily bread the backdrop Tanzania is east Africa's third largest economy and it's hungry for funds that's due to heavy investments in public infrastructure projects