CCJP intensify fight on albino attacks in Mangochi

Mangochi Diocese of the Catholic Church through its arm, the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP), has intensified efforts aimed at protecting albinos who are facing various attacks in the country.

Bruno Banda -- We are concerned with the plight of albinos.

Bruno Banda — We are concerned with the plight of albinos.

CCJP diocesan secretary Bruno Banda said they want to work with other stakeholders such as the Malawi Council for the Handicapped (MACOHA) and the Association of People with Albinism (APA) to ensure albinos’ rights are protected.

He disclosed in Balaka during the capacity building of its animators who, among others, will be sensitising communities about rights of minority groups. It started on Friday.

“We are very concerned about the plight of albinos who are being attacked and killed like animals. It’s sad that a lot of these incidences are happening in our diocese. We need to protect them,” said Banda.

“Albinos are human beings, hence need to be treated with all the respect they deserve,” he added.

MACOHA Assistant Rehabilitation Officer for Balaka district Dennis Ngaiyaye said it is pathetic that albinos are being targeted and being deprived of their right to live freely.

“We are very overwhelmed by these incidences and we call upon other stakeholders to help us that together we end this malpractice,” said Ngaiyaye.

Mangochi Diocese comprises Mangochi, Machinga and Balaka districts. These are also the districts where cases of albino attacks have been reported.

Recently CCJP challenged government and non-state actors to treat the issue of albino killings as an urgent crisis requiring both political and security intervention.

In response President Peter Mutharika said was deeply shocked with reports of killings and abductions of people with albinism and warned that the perpetrators will be hunted down and prosecuted accordingly.

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bigdick
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Lord have mercy

Rajab Nkhono
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Bathromew Boaz Kawina wasintha liti dzina kukhala Precious Nkhoma? kusonyeza kuti zomwe walembazi umazikayikila? atolankhani munatani kubisa mayina? takudziwabe story ilibenso msg yokwanira musangomusangala Bruno Banda ndi nzako Moses Masiye recorder yake ikuwonekelayo. Komanso nawe ndi nzakoyo musiye kunyenga mwawonjeza Bk. We need well written stories ngati zomwe umalemba mu Mkwaso osati izi

Aphiri
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Not only police each n everyone is busy filling his or her pockets by any means of killing or malpractices at the expense of poor remember God iz watching n its time which will talk n all will b punished

Senior Citizen
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Chitetezo. Chilungamo. Chitukuko. Oky bt I don’t see any of them working security is just bushit. How come thugs go to stole to vice presedent’s house this just show hw weak the security. Go to Lunzu even this so called police men are the ones who are mistreating us stealing from us that is why mob justice will nt stop

namalaka
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pa malawi palibe chabwino

mcdonaldmoses
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May God Punish Those People Who Use Their Felow Human Being ‘s Body As The Way Of Geting Rich.God Knws Wat 2 Do Wid Dem.

Khongoni Boy
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Imeneyo Ndiyo Nkhani Kaya Osati Zopusa Zomwe Ikupanga Bt Synod

osiah Shora
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No security in our country that is why people are killed like animals, police are working together with criminals so nothing can be stopped.

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