Mutharika denies Chakwera accusation he was a ‘coward’: Says albino attacks issue is complex

President Peter Mutharika was visibly charged  after commissioning the multi-million World Bank –funded Kamuzu Barrage and Bridge at Liwonde Community Ground in Machinga when he hit back at critics of his administration’s alleged failure to protect persons with albinism who are living dangerously.

Mutharika accused critics of manipulating facts purportedly to gain political mileage
DPP supporters at the event

“It is sad that other politicians want to gain cheap political mileage by politicizing the attacks of people with albinism which is unfortunate,” said Mutharika.

The Malawi leader said the critics are manipulating facts to gain cheap political mileage and have no solution.

“The issue of abduction and killings of persons with albinism is complex and is disheartening. When such reports started, I sent Inspector General of Police to Rwanda and Tanzania to learn how our colleagues have managed to contain the problem.

“They came up with a National Action Plan which, among others, recommended that police units be constructed in all areas to increase security.

“It is sad that someone is saying I am a coward and that I am doing nothing to deal with the issue. Let me warn you, do not politicise this issue,” said Mutharika.

Apparently,  Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarous Chakwera is the one who branded Mutharika a “coward” last week when he challenged him to put an  end to the killings and abductions of people with albinism.

Chakwera told a news conference that if elected to govern in the May 21 2019 Tripartite Elections, he would end the attacks, abductions and killings of persons with albinism.

But Mutharika said there is need for concerted efforts from all stakeholders to find ways of stopping abductions and killings of persons with albinism in the country.

Mutharika asked Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), religious, traditional and political leaders to stop politicizing violence against people with albinism.

He said government remains committed to promote and protect the lives of people with albinism.

“We are constructing safe and secured houses for persons with albinism. I have also ordered Malawi Police Service to establish police stations or units in areas where there are persons with albinism,” the Malawi leader said.

Mutharika urged people to desist from acts that perpetrate gender based violence.

He asked for unity and love among all Malawians.

The President said the country is among 12 countries in Africa that are doing well in combating Gender Based Violence (GBV).

“Last week, the African Union (AU) recognized Malawi as one of the few countries that are doing well to reduce gender based violence,” he added.

Mutharika pleaded with people to stop violence against women, children and people with albinism.

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Mchacha the Terrorist
Mchacha the Terrorist
2 years ago

Sort out the issue of heinous killings of peole with albinism otherwise you are wasting our time. What is complex about stopping the senseless killings of our brothers and sisters with albinism. There is nothing complex about it other than incompetence on your part , your IG and NIB Director General

Silica gell
2 years ago

Komanso chipongwe cha Nyasa times you think turn up to APM function can be that one, you cannot even show the project he was inogurating! These lies you are cooking want change people’s love for APM. The only challenge is that you are putting yourself in a very awkward situation in that you will have difficulties to accept the loss; you will lose anyway.

SONG OF THE DRUNKARD
SONG OF THE DRUNKARD
2 years ago

Our polit

Concerned citizen
2 years ago

That is why we have learders, to solve pur complex problems.

Please dismiss any officer not doing their duties as their inability to act, reflects negatively on you.

Dismiss dead wood.

An eye for an eye.

Sibuno
Sibuno
2 years ago

Mr. President, go to work and stop sleeping on the job

Shack
Shack
2 years ago

Yes it is complex because it involves DPP politicians and that’s why the president is doing NOTHING! Coward!

Bububu wakalamba Kuba K145 million

Vuto ndi lakuti Pitala alibe ana kuno ku Malawi and has no sympathy for those losing their loved ones. All his children are US citizens and APM ran away from homes for the elderly. He is here for a decent state funeral like his brother. It’s Dpp killing albinos and transporting them in vehicles with “Ana Agogo” number plates. The police are afraid to search these vehicles. Last year they were allegedly sucking blood. Superstitious Lomwes. Chakwera said you should do your job as commander in chief and thief. Don’t call him a coward agogo. Don’t call it complex. Intelligence… Read more »

Check mate
Check mate
2 years ago

Chakwera is very relevant & has solutions to the chaos we’re currently facing. APM has remained a coward & reactionary to the issues. Malawi needs a decisive leader not a hypocrite who keeps lying about everything. You have wasted our precious 5 years & it’s time for you to go!!!!

Dodolido
Dodolido
2 years ago

Watondeka. Wakanika. So he knows the complexity of the issue. I know. It’s like the K145 million. It was complex.

True Malawian
True Malawian
2 years ago

A Chakwera anakanika kuyendetsa mpingo ..sangakwanitse kuyendetsa ntchito za boma period.

Gwefa
Gwefa
2 years ago
Reply to  True Malawian

Bambo ako anakanika kukwera and impregnate your mother that he hired someone to do the job and behold your existence. Ngati adadi anuwa ali olephera donth think Chakwera angalephere, bastard

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