Persons with albinism to get maximum security, says Minister Chazama

Minister of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare Cecelia Chazama  said on Sunday that government has devised strategies that will ensure greater safety for persons with albinism while enjoying their normal interactions with their community members.

Chazama: Maximum security to persons with albinism

She urged communities members to joins hands with law enforcers ensuring safety of Persons With Albinism (PWAs).

Chazama said this at a Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) political rally held at Makhetha Primary School Ground in Blantyre on Sunday.

“President Mutharika has instituted a commission of enquiry to get to the bottom of the killings and abductions of people with albinism. He has also directed the Minister of Finance to immediately release K3 billion for activities in the National Action Plan (NAP), which include equipping and empowering police to protect people with albinism.

“Government will also construct safe houses for persons with albinism under the Malata and Cement Subsidy Program,” said Chazama before advising politicians to stop politicizing the issue of people with albinism.

She also reminded the gathering that President Peter Mutharika has offered a K5 million reward to any person with credible information leading to the arrest of people behind the killings and abductions.

Chazama also dislosed that  Ministry of Education Science and Technology (MoEST) has transferred 43 students with albinism from day to boarding secondary schools.

“Persons with albinism are people just like us.  As government, we are making sure that they receive maximum security. As of now, 43 students with albinism who were in community day secondary schools and day secondary school have been transferred to boarding secondary schools,” said Chazama.

She said the number of students with albinism relocated to secondary schools is likely to go up as her ministry is working with head teachers in day secondary schools to ensure that all students with albinism are transferred to boarding schools.

The Minister then appealed to all Malawians to accept people with of albinism as important members of humanity whose life is sacred and deserve to live with dignity.

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Mabvuto
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Mabvuto

Game over madam!

Hora
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Hora

I liken this to guinea pig /python tactic,leaving together as a protector while feeding on the last pig as it walks out to go and feed.everyday.

Ambwana
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Ngati akuba anakamubera Atupele Muluzi ali ndina yaboma asitikali ali panja pa nyumba yake ku Area 9 what do you mean onalabo minista apapa, what kind of security are you talking about kapena

Mngoni
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We don’t need to hear anything about security here, we need to know who is behind this and why they are killing our brothers, if only we deal with the market then we have automatically dealt with the security of our brothers coz ngati apolice akumamangidwa nawo it means these people are not safe, talk something else not that security thing

Kanyimbi
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Kanyimbi

Sacred life killed but snoring DPP govt could wait for 4 yrs to react asaaaah! Boma lombwambwana ngati ili silinaonekenso.

Make Malawi Great
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Make Malawi Great

Why say it at a rally? So this is not politicising? Dpp fools!!

mtete
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mtete

Dausi is making fun out of efforts made by Govt. Tima alarm ndiye chiani? Kodi ndi timabelo,, ngilingili.

Always wonder why APM keeps such deadwood in his cabinet. Anyway, ” Birds of a Feather “

Jihn
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Dpp

kalulu wadwala
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kalulu wadwala

Nthawi yatha. Mwachedwa.

Favour of Yahweh
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Rome was not built in a day. Even the countries that have all inte, equipment to monitor, everyday people loose their lives. We have to commend the government for taking steps. The issue could not be sorted only one day, we still have more loosing lives killed by untrained drivers,or robbers. Mwambi umati” Mutu umodzi sutsenza denga” iIt is a total responsibility of every Malawian. Be your brother’s keeper.

Holly Tit
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Holly Tit

Nankhumwa akunjenjemera

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