Uladi says Malawi should register albinos: Accuses DPP of lips service over crackdown on killings

The opposition People’s Party (PP) has on Sunday tipped the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) government to embark on registration campaign on people with albinism as a way of knowing their homes and numbers at the district level in order to provide their maximum security.

Uladi: DPP is just offering lip service over crackdown on albino killings

Uladi: DPP is just offering lip service over crackdown on albino killings

According to the PP acting President Uladi Mussa the government is merely doing lip service on long string of murders.

“The DPP government has failed to provide security for people with albinism in the country, this is because of lacking strong strategic plan rather than just making noise,” said Mussa.

He said: “What government should do is to start registering the number of albinos as well as knowing their locations at district level and deployed security personnel temporarily to their nearby areas.”

Mussa argued that unless government knows the number of people with albinism and their respective homes such evil malpractice shall not end.

He further asked President Peter Muthalika to assign the vibrant person to run the Ministry of Internal Affairs rather than the current one – Jappie Mhango.

Mutharika announced a plan to protect the albinos in the country which includes a directive to all the security agencies in Malawi to be on high alert, with the goal of arresting and punishing the perpetuators.

However, Mussa argued that the said security agencies are not found in the rural areas where the  people continue murdering albinos for their body parts.

Ikponwosa Ero, a UN expert on albinism, who visited Malawi recently  said it is ‘an emergency, a crisis disturbing in its proportions’ for people with the condition, who face being killed to be used in witchcraft.

She explained that some people believe their body parts ‘can increase wealth, make businesses prosper or facilitate employment’.

‘Even in death, thy do not rest in peace as their remains are robbed from graveyards,’ she added.

Because of these beliefs, Ero said, there are disturbing financial incentives for people to murder people with albinism. ‘Malawi is one of the world’s poorest countries and the sale of body parts of persons with albinism is believed to be very lucrative.’

The problem extends beyond Malawi’s borders, however. Albino people are also killed for their body parts in several other African countries.

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Petre Mathanyula
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4 months 19 days ago
Some DPP diehards are ignorant. This is why we say DPP is a party of salvages. Uladi has just tipped government on how to protect our brothers with albinism. Uladi has not asked anyone to vote for him, he’s already in parliament. A dpp umbuli chiyani? Who has mentioned about the 2019 elections in this case???? And for someone to say he’ll vote for dpp in 2019 what is the connection with killing of albinos??? Uladi wa Uladi Mussa or whatever your name is you must be stupid. You’ll one day be surprised to hear that your so called dpp… Read more »
TIYENI TIGWIRIZANE
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TIYENI TIGWIRIZANE
4 months 19 days ago
Mr Mussa should know that registration of albinos may not entirely solve the problem considerng that some of the albinos are even being betrayed by their relatives. The President too should realise that ACTION SPEAKS LOUDER THAN WORDS. It should also be realised that regional cooperation amongst our leaders should be strenghtened when dealing with both internal and cross border crimes. However, much lies in our society itself to team up inorder to erradicate these clandestine dealings. Also needed is our chiefs, the security, politicians, the community and the albinos themselves to be on watch. sometimes I have always wondered… Read more »
fake says
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fake says
4 months 20 days ago

“After registration so what?”
Some of the reasons governments (i guese including our own) conduct registration is for national planning including security (including that of albinos. (In this case albinos should be given priority).

Mzozodo
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Mzozodo
4 months 20 days ago

Mlopwana and Bololo, even DPP diehards have been affected by these spate of Albino killings, so better shut up if you have nothing to say. Some of us have direct brothers who have albinism and for you to say Uladi is the Big Albino is a misplaced joke, God is not happy with such irresponsible comments. There are issues whereby party politics is left aside, and if this is not such an issue to you, I wonder which one will bear such importance to you. In other words, you are dull and inhuman.

mbuyuni
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mbuyuni
4 months 20 days ago
Uladi Mussa has exercised his right to express what he thinks is the better strategy to curb albino killing. I still feel that we need more strategies in addition to Uladi’s. From what we here or read in papers I get one common problem which is poverty at the beginning, killing at the Centre and a herbalist at the end.poverty will never end in Malawi, about killing am told MG is doing something. Herbalists are rarely targeted may be they are feared. My suggestion is to use the killer to trace the herbalist. One herbalist might be facilitating deaths of… Read more »
Mtondoli Jonazi
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4 months 20 days ago
Izi zikhoza kuthandiza KOMA everybody must be registered and have an Identity Card – albino or not. The whole idea of registering ONLY albinos also just helps pertuate the stereo-type that albinos are different from everybody else, which is wrong. The whole issue revolves around several issues: some of which include 1. lack of civic education 2. security as someone else mentioned 3. lack of respect for human life . For one, this was never a problem previously – nthawi ya Kamuzu for example I never heard of such issues. Just shows a break-down in society and our morals. Going… Read more »
SIBONDA
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SIBONDA
4 months 20 days ago

Uladi is right. Let every DC do that excise in their respective districts in coordination with T A ‘s and community police. It can’t take a week.

Nambazo
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Nambazo
4 months 20 days ago

For the first time, this politician has said something very important and beneficial to Malawi as a nation. The government should buy his idea. He has a point. There is need to know the number our brothers and sisters with albinism for proper security. Well done Mr Mussa….

pido
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4 months 20 days ago

Will registration of Albinos really stop their killings? This is rhetoric at its best. What is needed is to sort out issues of security not registration. After registration what follows? Answer me please. Some of us are just saying I am in support of this and that. What happens after registration. Will registration protect albinos? This is useless thought.

Aningo
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Aningo
4 months 20 days ago
Yes, what Mr Uladi is saying is true and the Police are already doing this. I am also tempted to say that Mr Uladi is saying this because he knows the Police are doing it. Allow me to say that no single initiative will work on its own. What Malawi needs is a full suite of complementary strategies that address the murders, the discrimination in schools and elsewhere, knowledge gaps on albinism among Malawians, health needs of the albinos etc. The current spurt of violence against people with albinism is a logical culmination of the deep-rooted human rights transgressions that… Read more »
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