Chileka Banda
Chileka Banda

The Association of People living with Albinism in Malawi (APAM) Vice Chairman, Alick Machila, has urged Government to build strong houses for people living with Albinism in Malawi.Machila was speaking in Mangochi during the national review conference on campaign against the killings of people with albinism.

Machila commended government for showing political will in protecting people living with albinism.  However, Machila said it would be very good if Government can extend the Malata Cement subsidy scheme to people with albinism so that they own strong houses.

“We want to be clear hear that things are not well with us, we are living in fear, and those criminals are now hunting us even in our houses however since our houses are not strong enough, they just break the doors so we are asking Government to come up with this scheme,” said Machila.

Civil Society Groups in May this year held all inclusive conference in Lilongwe where delegates asked Malawi Police to launch investigation on the albino killings in Malawi.

The conference was followed by CSOs week of action against killings and abduction of people with albinism.

During the week, Malawi CSos asked Malawi Police Services to investigate more and follow up on all allegations which people caught in albino body parts trade are revealing.

Chairperson of the coalition, Edward Chileka Banda demanded for capital punishment on all people convicted of the albino trade cases.

Banda said lenient sentence which the convicts receive cannot stop them from committing other offences in the future.

Chileka Banda asked judiciary to scrap off bail conditions on people arrested of selling Albino body parts.

Another human rights activist Leon Matanda said there is need for the State review bail conditions on all people involved in such trade.

During the Mangochi meeting Citizen Alliance Boardmember Aaron Kafakamowa commended Malawians for taking front line activism on the war on albinism.

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