President Peter Mutharika has said he is sending Inspector General of Police Lexter Kachama and his entourage to Tanzania and Rwanda to learn how the two countries dealt with the killings of people with albinism.
Mutharika said this on Sunday when he attended a church service at St Mark Anglican Church in Mzuzu and later met the northern region based clergy.
President Mutharika shrugged off accusations that his government is not doing enough to end the killings of people with albinism.
“The police are working tirelessly to end this. In fact am sending the Inspector General of Police to Tanzania and Rwanda on a study tour to learn how these countries managed to end the killings so that we can apply it here,” said Mutharika when he met the clergy at Mzuzu State Lodge.
He also said he formed the National Technical Committee headed by his aide Hetherwick Ntaba in a bid to find the lasting solution to the problem.
Mutharika then asked the judiciary to hand down stiffer punishment to the perpetrators to act as deterrent to would be offenders.
Civil society organisations have asked President Peter Mutharika to deploy Malawi Army soldiers to protect people with albinism than deploying them to Dzalanyama Forest Reserve to protect trees.
The outrage of the civil society organisations follows the killing of another person with albinism on Thursday in Ntcheu, the 18th in two years.