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Mchinji Pastors fraternal seeks God’s intervention on albino killings

Written by  Tasha Kantande and Lucy Phiri

Mchinji, March 25, 2019: Pastors Fraternal Mchinji Chapter Friday appealed to various stakeholders to work collectively to deal with the acts of killing persons with albinism in the country.

The Chapter held prayers to seek God’s intervention to end various forms of abuses against people with albinism including abductions, killings of albinos for their body parts.

Chairperson for Mchinji Pastors Fraternal, Bishop Hastings Simbeye of Living Waters church said something has to be done in order to end the malpractice.

“It was our wish to march and conduct prayers against killings and abductions of albinos and highlight our responsibilities as stakeholders to work hand in hand to uncover the syndicate,” he said.

Simbeye said communities need to play their role in safeguarding the persons with albinisms within their society by providing enough security.

District Chairperson for Persons with Albinism in Mchinji, Amidu Million commended government for continued support including provision of sunscreen body lotions and creams for their skin protection.

He lamented that persons with albinism are facing numerous challenges in silence citing that some are dropping outof school due to fear of harassment.

“There is a need for adequate support from Government and other well-wishersto help poor albinos to be in well protected boarding schools for their safety,” Million said.

Officer In-Charge for Mchinji Police Station, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Owen Maganga said police are working hard to ensure that people with albinism are well protected.

He said Police frequently visit schools across the district to make sure that students with albinism are safe.

The event started with peaceful match from Kayesa to Mchinji min-Stadium and several performances took place.


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