The Malawi Police in Nkhotakota have taken a centre stage in condemning the inhumane acts of killings, abductions and exhuming albino’s graves by launching “NO TO ALBINO KILLINGS, ABDUCTIONS AND EXHUMING ALBINO’s GRAVES CAMPAIGN” on Thursdays, May 26, 2016.
The event was attended by all government and Non-governmental departments, chiefs and school children.
Hundreds of people from different communities in the district started with a solidarity walk from Kaombe river before the actual launch at Chigumula Community ground in the district.
Addressing the audience at the event, Nkhotakota officer in-charge Mr. TW Phiri made a call to everyone in the district to take part in protecting people with albinism if this barbaric act is to end.
“I urge all of you here and the country at large to take a centre stage in combating this situation we are facing. If we can work hand in hand with you then we will end these merciless acts“, said Phiri.
He later unveiled the station’s strategies put in place to curb these inhuman acts. Among them is to form special security groups in all areas within the station’s policing jurisdictions.
Representing people with albinism in the district Mr. Mustafa said the government should listen to their cries by putting harsh punishments to the perpetrators.
“We need support from the government. Let those who threaten our lives be dealt with accordingly so that others should learn a lesson. We are not safe in our country and we always live in fear“, said Mustafa.
He went on to say the death penalty should also be introduced if the tendency is to be dwelt with, once and for all.”
Nkhotakota council chairperson Mr Kaziputa in his remarks said as a district they will form by-laws that will enhance the already existing security in the district. He further asked everyone to take part in the protection of the people with albinism.
“We are all human beings, we need to love each other and protect each too. As communities, we should always take a centre stage in promoting love amongst ourselves, by so doing these acts will come to an end”, said Mr Kaziputa.