Shake-up at Association of People with Albinism in Malawi: Kondowe resigns as president

Association of Persons with Albinism in Malawi (Apam) president Overstone Kondowe has resigned from his position to take up his appointment as chairperson  of African Union for Persons with Albinism (Aupa).

Kondowe; Gets continental post and now Apam coordinator

Apam board chairperson Reverend Peter Kandulu said in a statement seen by Nyasa Times that Kondowe’s deputy Pamela Juma is now acting president for the association.

Juma will act as Apam president until fresh elections are conducted  at the general assembly  scheduled for this June.

Meanwhile, Apam has recruited Kondowe as its national coordinator , replacing Boniface Massa whose contract expired in December 2018.

“In order to retain his contributions to Malawians with albinism, Apam has recruited Mr Overstone Kondowe  with effect from May 1 2019, as national coordinator.. ,” reads part of the statement .

During his tenure as Apam president, the fearless Kondowe asked  President Peter Mutharika to declare Malawi a dangerous place for persons with albinism and facilitate their asylum in other countries.

Human rights defender Gift Trapence agreed with Kondowe that government has not shown any tangible action towards protecting persons with albinism apart from podium promises.

Trapence and Kondowe shared the view that government fooled Malawians when it formed the national technical committee on issues of albinism, but never funded its operations.

They also observe that the same government failed to provide resources for the National Action Plan on persons with albinism which was launched on June 23 2018 in Karonga.

On January 1 2019, Malawians woke up to the gruesome murder of Yasin Phiri in his house in Nkhata Bay in full view of his son.

Three weeks later, 18-month-old Eunice Nkhonjera, a girl with albinism was abducted in Karonga and her whereabouts are not known to date.

Out of 165 cases related to people with albinism reported since 2014, only 61 cases have been finalised.

 

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Tate

Good riddance – munthu wa mwano. By the way, is chairperson for African Union Persons with albinism a FULL TIME job?

Chilungamo
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Chilungamo

Mfiti olo hule silimafuna kudzudzulidwa

Tizanka
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Tizanka

Moto wamapesi, ng’oma yolilitsa. Gumbagumba yolila kwambili siichedwa kubedwa

phillips wanga
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phillips wanga

You could even have owned your own NDATA at the expense of all albinos in Malawi if your wishes suited that of Ben Phiri and his putrid dpp wolves.You stood for the truth,hats off,Mr Kondowe.

COPS
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COPS

You have fought a good fight bwana Kondowe, i wish you well in your new position. A message to the interim president Mrs Pamela Chipungu Juma , you are ascending unto a very hot seat, seek the face of the Lord, Dealing with evil and satanic politicians is not easy you need the hand of the Lord, and its not bad to consult Mr. Kondowe on guidance. All the best. Viva APAM!

Galang'ande
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Galang'ande

so which shake up are u talking about……to resign and give a way for others coz u got another appointment is that a shakeup?????

Gerald Mapanga Phiri
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Gerald Mapanga Phiri

Atleast you stood up for albinos although it was difficult but to face stubborn politicians. God bless you. You left them with foundation