The Association of Persons with Albinism in Malawi (APAM) is urging the government to to allocate resources and review Laws for fight against Albinos.
Speaking at the press meeting held in Lilongwe on Wednesday, the president for the Association, Bornface Massa said the parliament should allocate resources which will be used to fight against these brutal abductions and killings of people with Albinism in the country.
Bornface said the parliamentarians have a role to play in this matter rather than just spending time in the house without finding solutions of ending this criminal act which has been growing rapidly in our country.
“Members of the parliament should address this issue quickly and find means of curbing the situation. If they don’t do so, then they are killing us”, said Massa.
Dr Hetherwick Ntaba, who chaired the event said they have put in place short term actions which are in progress and hopefully they will bear fruits.
“We are working on mapping exercise to identify the population of the people with albinism across the country which is being coordinated by the Ministry of Local Government (MLG). The Ministry will involve the public, Traditional authorities (TAs), Group Village Headmen (GVH) and also Village Headmen (VH), said Ntaba.
Ntaba further said, while are working on this short term actions, they are also aligning more long term actions which will be used protect the Albino families.
There has been and increase in abductions, killings and exhuming of persons with Albinism in the country. Despite government trying to curb these inhumane actions, the numbers have been rising on a daily basis. These actions have made these fellow human beings to think they are insecure in their home country and that the government has done little to protect them.