Kaliati urges Malawians to love, respect Albinos

Minister of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare Patricia Kaliati has pleaded with Malawians to afford people with albinism equal opportunities in life and to desist from the culture of stigmatizing them.

Kaliati: Respect people with albinism
Kaliati: Respect people with albinism

This comes amid recent reports of victimization and killing of albinos for rituals.

Kaliati said Albinos are like any other individual hence a need for them to be respected.

“Albinos are like any other Malawian and their rights must be accepted at all times. As government, we want all the culprits [abusing albinos] be brought to book,” said Kaliati.

She called on society to treat people with albinism with the love and respect they deserve.

She however also urged the police to work hard in making sure that case of abuse of Albinos are treated with urgency.

This comes following a plea from Federation of Disability Association in Malawi (FEDOMA) and Association of persons with albinism in Malawi (APAM) that there must be legal protection for Albino’s in Malawi.

Chairperson for APAM in November last year admitted Albino’s are living in fear and blamed the Police for negligence.

An example of a similar case was that of Violet Kanyama aged 25 from Gwana Village in Mulanje who was killed last year and police failed to apprehend the suspects.

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Atate Rashid
Atate Rashid
5 years ago

A Patricia, kukamwa yasaa choncho bwanji?

Funzo
Funzo
5 years ago

Eyeliner extreme!

Jelbin mk
Jelbin mk
5 years ago

Lets really all respect albinos as we respect everyone and let all those abusing these fellow humans be brought to book I also want to concur with the miister that all the perpetrators be apprehend and tried in a court of law I mean all perpetrators yes including Kaliati herself who has just gained immunity from prosecution just because je is a ruling party member.

Nyekhu nyekhu
Nyekhu nyekhu
5 years ago

Atetezeni ma Albino anzanu mayi Kaliyati

chosatheka
chosatheka
5 years ago

inde ndingosiya kuphoda!!!!!!!!!!

Rhoza Adu Chikapa Mbilizi
Rhoza Adu Chikapa Mbilizi
5 years ago

Kaliati oooooooohhhh!!!!!!!

msukwa
msukwa
5 years ago

Kaliati as an albino herself knows we respect albinos. First lady as albino is also respected. What’s problem here?

Makape
Makape
5 years ago

Kaliati is an albino. Let her deny this. Buyvwe respect you

mtimuni
mtimuni
5 years ago

Akweni tsopano. Fight her own rights as an albino herself. Kikikikiki

milimbo
milimbo
5 years ago

Kali at us an albino herself and we respect you. Government respect albinos by appointing albino minister in cabinet

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