People with albinism hit at govt over ‘false promises’ on K250m action plan, personal security alarms

Association of Persons with Albinism in Malawi (APAM) has hit at government for failing to honour its pledge to roll out a K250m plan of action and failure to buy personal security alarms for each person with albinism.

Kondowe: No progress

President of APAM Overstone Kondowe said the plan of action would have helped end the abductions, attacks and killings of people with albinism.

He said the plan of action could also have kicked off the construction of secure houses for people with albinism most of whom are poor and live in dilapidated houses which exposes them to attacks and abductions.

“There is no progress at all. The president promised this one month and two weeks ago and we were told that Treasury has already released the money but up to now, there is nothing,” said Kondowe.

He said the personal security alarms were vital in as far as the security of people with albinism is concerned as they can just press a button when they are under attack.

There are about 15, 000 persons with albinism in Malawi.

Minister of Infornation and government spokesperson Henry Mussa said everything is on course, saying the delay is because the government has to follow procurement procedures.

“Treasury indeed released the money and we are now at the procurement stage for the alarms and building materials. We cannot just purchase things anyhow using tax payer money without following the procurement law,” he said.

He asked APAM to be patient.

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Sungununu
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Sungununu

awa nde vote ya albino sangazaione nditu!….

Innoxy
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Innoxy

Ndipo si-alobino yekha, amalawi sangavotere nkhalamba yakupha ngati PETER MUTHARIKA.Ndikupemphelera kuti ambuye amutenge PETER MUTHARIKA kuti akayambiletu kuyankha mulandu opha anzake ngati nkhuku kuyiwala kuti tonsefe ndi anthu.Chonde guys tiyeni tivotere anthu ena kupatula khoswe otchedwa PETER MUTHARIKAyu, amene akuphedwawa ndi anthu ngati ifeyo please guys 👏 please !!!!!….

Njolo mpilu
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Njolo mpilu

Boma lopanda ma standards. Mo wonder wina anabwera nkusintha mbendera mmalo motsintha maonekedwe a dziko. Tizitukuko tongomata the rest of money into their pockets.
Wat was wrong with the old flag then. Wat did it change after changing its looks?
Umbuli uja nduumenewu

jah
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jah

i think this kondowe is stupid. when buying things in governrment procedures need to be followed its not like buying chi jekete wavalacho

Make Malawi Great
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Make Malawi Great

But state house procurement for presidential is done very very fast!! When have embassies China Japan UK USA baba they can help this is a state emergency this issue was supposed to be treated with urgency and the just sitting on Buleya report no one is arrested up to now what are the big fishes afraid of?? Quick to arrest opposition and buy gensets! Pure evil!!

joseph Banda
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joseph Banda

A Bwana tonse tili nanu. Koma nkhani ya ndalalam za Boma zili ndi ma procedures. Zitheka. Nkhani za ma procurement a security yanu zimatenganso ma procedures kuno kumudzi ndiponso kumene akumpangako kunja to suit your requirements. KOMA NGAT ZILI ZA NDALE NDIYE SINDINGATHE KUNENA CHILI CHONSE ndipo ndiufulu wanu kulemba muma Social net works. God bless you.

NYABINGHE WARRIOUR
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NYABINGHE WARRIOUR

APA NGATI DPP NKHANI YA ABALE ATHU ACHI ALBINO SA YISOVA NSANGA IWAPANGITSA KUGWA NAYO CHIFUKWA KUMWAMBA KWA KWIYA, THEY MUST REPENT THE SINS OF KILLING OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS WITH ALBINISM OTHER WISE THE THRONE WILL BE TAKEN AWAY BY THE BLACK COCK

NYABINGHE WARRIOUR
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NYABINGHE WARRIOUR

MR PRESIDENT MUTHARIKA YU PROMISED THOSE PPLE WITH ALBINISMS TO SECURE THEM GIVING THE ALARMS AND OTHER SECURITY ITEMS WHER

Wabwino Atani
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Wabwino Atani

Let’s not be cheated, neither president nor political party will ever address the woes this nation as we expect. What we have are empty promises no wonder Malawi is the 4th pooerest country in the world. The other three countries we have bitten like Angola were affected by wars while as we Malawians have never seen any war. God help us.

Alegria
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Alegria

sizikugwirizana . You can not compare Malawi with Angola. Angola is rich with natural resourses, its geographical position attracts more income than Malawi

nyalugwe
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nyalugwe

Trying to find contractors they can use to steal.
APAM simply deny them your vote!

Ndendeuli
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Ndendeuli

Za ma albino ndiye following procedures of procurement zina zonse no procedures. Umudziwe Yesu ndi ophunzira ake 11 (Yudasi left) iwe Ulesi Mussa!

Alomwe
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Alomwe

It’s scandalous when a Government lies to its citizens. Malawians should never believe what Henry Mussa is saying…….it’s a lie! Mussa is well known for spinning. If the money had been released they would have bragged about it otherwise it is a loophole that has been created and that money has already gone in the pockets of fake suppliers, the likes of the Chisales, Tadikiras, and Mukhitos. Tthe alarms will not come before the elections. Watch this………the story will never change from money has been released! If soTO WHO?? Procurement procedures my foot! Since when does the DPP have respect… Read more »