Chakwera says protection of people with albinism is also political: ‘No excuses’

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) presidential candidate Lazarus Chakwera has said it is wrong to say the issue of protecting people with albinism is not a political issue.

Chakwera addressing the rally

Chakwera was speaking during a rally at Wataka Primary School ground in Machinga on Sunday.

“These issues have a wide variety of angles from which they can be approached and these angles include political, cultural, social, economical and other avenues how people interact with one another,” he said.

Chakwera further explained that laws are made by politicians who are elected to go to parliament and if the politicians are not willing to come through they must tell the world and the country that they have failed to protect their people and if they[the leaders] can’t face it or the heat is too much for them, they should “get out of the kitchen”.

“People with albinism should be protected, every vulnerable group should feel this is our land and we are being protected by the institutions of this land,” he added.

During the rally, Chakwera also pledged that once voted into power, his government will create employment, change the financial year to be in line with farming activities for farmers to benefit, introduce universal subsidy program, introduce hardship allowance for police officers in rural areas, lower interest rates, tighten security and construct good roads and schools, among others.

Meanwhile, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for Southern Africa, Muleya Mwananyanda has condemned a comment made by Homeland Security Minister, Nicholas Dausi that the abductions and killing of people with albinism have not reached critical levels.

In a statement, Mwananyanda expressed concern that such comments can potentially fuel the cases.

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Hatton
Hatton
2 years ago

Themba Mwambira, are you sure nthawi imeneyo Chakwera anali asanabadwe? How old is he?
This is the MCP trick, do you remember what Congress did Ku Chilobwe? A kongilesi asakane ndi khalidwe Lao limeneli.

mesimadzi
mesimadzi
2 years ago

Even illegal water connection at MCP headquarters is political and no excuse about it.

mtete
mtete
2 years ago

If government is unable to provide to its citizens, the issue is political; lack of medicines in hospital is a political issue; frequent blackouts is a political issue. So why can’t killing of albinos be a political issue? Chakwera is right. Its just that this government is too jittery and clueless, if not accessory to the fact. Have you noticed how the police is restless, Dausi talking rubbish and angering Malawians in the process, Bigwigs in DPP suddenly condemning crimes against albinos. All this is coming hot on the heals of Chakwera’s statement on how he intends to deal with… Read more »

Hen Chinkhuku
2 years ago

The truth is ….Lazaro ndi amene akupha anzathuwa…musaiwala Kongelesi..nthadza zawo zijaaa…

Themba Mwambira
2 years ago
Reply to  Hen Chinkhuku

Chakwera analipo nthawi ukunenayo?

Malawi
Malawi
2 years ago

Chakwera will make a good President. There is something in this man that Malawi needs. Give him 2 terms and Malawi will be transformed. Malawi needs discipline.

Malawi and let’s not lose the opportunity to change things.

Chakwera is what Malawi needs.

Silica gell
Silica gell
2 years ago

Ndiye a Chakwera mukutanthauza kuti DPP izithandiza ma albino a DPP inunso anu achina Kondowe? Tiwone!

VILLAGERS..
VILLAGERS..
2 years ago
Reply to  Silica gell

Poor understand….. Kkkkkk….ine wakumudzi ndukuseka…in this case political doesn’t mean what you think…

Drake Phiri
Drake Phiri
2 years ago
Reply to  Silica gell

Useless comment. This is why some people get zero during exams

Themba Mwambira
2 years ago
Reply to  Silica gell

Wanena pati zimenezi???

Nansongole
Nansongole
2 years ago

Security for citizens is a big political issue everywhere. It is myopic to think that the issue should not politicized. In countries with mature democracies government can fall over security issues. In USA President Linder Johnson, George Bush and many others lost elections because of the way they handled security. DPP, why do you still think Malawians are blind to the reality of life. If security isnt a political issue then what’s in politics? Politics controls all aspects of humanity including security. In countries where there are insurgents Kashmir, Afghastan, Syria, Nigeria, Somalia and DRC, security is high on political… Read more »

ANALYST
ANALYST
2 years ago

Exactly! The headline sums up well this issue. Politics is about providing solutions to challenges, and voters choosing who has the best solutions. So, in short, we have a problem (killing of people with albinism); and politicians need to provide solutions (or suggest what they will do if they are elected). Dr Laz Chakwera is doing just that! Its nyusensical to opine that he is politicising the issue – its already political issue (just like issues of electricity blackouts, unemployment, etc)

Demeti

Nyadaufe
2 years ago

I agree with Chakwera . The issue of albinos is political.

Ndata Albino Auction Floor

Nkhani ya kupha ilibe excuse. Exodus 20 says thou shall not kill. Dpp is killing. Thou shall not steal . Dpp is stealing massively through contractors. Albinos are human beings who just lack skin coloring gene basi. They can’t make us rich. Azungu could have told us that they are a source of wealth. Even azungu have albinos. Jamaica has Yellowman as a successful musician. England has Paul Scholes who is partially an albino.

The Sage
The Sage
2 years ago

You stupid idiot! You expect azungu to tell you something, then you believe it. Just say that they are not a source of wealth. Period!
On the other hand, Laz is right. The heat is too much for the DPP, they need to leave the kitchen. Politics simply put is the art of running a country. So you can’t say he is being political when is talking about running one by protecting some of its citizens. He is right!

nyalugwe
nyalugwe
2 years ago

How do you expect the party thrive and executive members to get rich if they do not steal

POOR MAN FEEL IT
POOR MAN FEEL IT
2 years ago

very very bad it looks hon chakwela akhoza kudzathana nawo anthu oipawa opha azawo ngati nkhuku

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