Bethsaida Fellowship, a group of Christians from different denominations in Mzimba, has asked government through Speaker of Parliament to formulate special laws to protect albinos in Malawi.
Speaking when presenting a petition to Mzimba district commissioner Thomas Chirwa on Tuesday, Angela Munthali said as a faith group they are concerned with the abductions and killings of albinos.
Munthali said the situation has left albinos in fear, with some failing to attend school because they are not assured of their safety.
She said like any human being, albinos have the right to education and to live without fear.
Munthali said: “This is why as a faith group, we thought of delivering this petition to the Speaker of Parliament for the august House to come up with special laws that protect albinos.
“We further ask government to allocate funding to compensate those who have lost albino relatives as some were breadwinners for their families.”
Pastor Anne Gondwe said the fellowship group is currently sensitising communities to evils of albino killings. n