Published on June 12th, 2015 | by lawilink0
unite to fight albino abductions
In response to the albino abductions, people in Phalombe, Namikango village organized a meeting on 9 April 2015 to seek out solutions on how they can come together and protect the albinos.
Lawilink team travelled from Blantyre to Phalombe district to cover the auspicious event. The meeting was attended by many prominent people and organizations which included village chiefs, the police officials, Umunthu project, and Hope for life organization.
The main purpose of the meeting was to sensitize the community on the rights of albinos.
Malita Chitseko, an albino woman, took advantage of the event to explain her experience as albino person in the village.
Assistant superintendant, Clement Madeira, of Phalombe police, said he was much concerned that people in the district regard albino people as “banks” something far from the truth. He gave an example of a woman from Phalombe who left for Mozambique to work. When the woman got there she was attacked and the attackers chopped off her albino child’s legs and hands.
District coordinator of Umunthu project, Asante Malizani, said the aim of their project is to advocate the public on the importance of human rights so that they can be able to defend themselves and report whenever they sense something suspicious
Commenting on the same issue, assistant commissioner of police, Mr. William Malunga said even now investigations are at an advance stage and they have been organizing rallies to bring awareness to the community.
Chief Likaka of Phalombe district complained that some albino children are not going to school for the reason that they are afraid of being attacked. The chief then edged the community members to unite against albino attacks.
Lawilink team had a wonderful moment with the villagers and towns people we gave them sun cream and loations donated by Queen Elisabeth Hospital & Rose Dowling. Zac Darkes, Lawilink CEO has organized a free clinic service for the albinos in the district in partnership with Queen Elisabeth Hospital Blantyre, after meeting with the Administrator and head of dermatology.