Community policing forums to protect people with albinism

Malawi Police Service has called on community policing forums in Dowa to protect people with albinism.

Central Region Police coordinator for Community Policing, Assistant Superintendent Gift Mzembe, made the call at Dowa boma on Wednesday, during a Station Executive Committee meeting which drew together Community Policing Forums and two persons with albinism.

Assistant Superintendent Mzembe said security of people with albinisms rests in the hands of all people not police alone.

” I thank Dowa Police Station’s Executive committee for considering people with albinism,” said Mxembe.

In his remarks, Dowa Police Station Officer-in Charge and Assistant Commissioner of police Felix Phiri said areas of Msakambewa, Chiwere and Mkukula have recorded no incident of attack of persons with albinism but one death at Madisi in TA Chakhaza.

Phiri said although the three TA’s have not been affected police thought it wise to come up with strategies of protecting people with albinism in Dowa.

“It is sad to learn that some children with albinism are not going to school as they are afraid of being abducted or killed,” said Phiri.

Phiri therefore appealed to parents and guardians of children with albinism to escort them to school to become productive citizens.

Dowa District Council’s Director of Administration Steve Chima who represented the District Commissioner, Fannie Msimuko at the meeting said the council will involve people with albinism in their meetings for their concerns to be heard.

Chima assured people with albinism in Dowa that the council will protect them.

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