In a bid to intensify security of persons with albinism, government through Kasungu Police Station has started distributing security gadgets.
Speaking at Chilanga School for the Blind on Wednesday, Kasungu Police Station spokesperson Harry Namwaza said the gadgets will enhance the protection of persons with albinism.
“We have persons with albinism in Kasungu whom we strive to protect and with the coming in of these security gadgets, it will strongly beef up measures put in place to help our friends with albinism whenever they are in danger,” he said.
The distribution of the security alarm systems took place in the areas of traditional authorites (T/As) Kaomba, Mwase and Sub T/A Simlemba in the district.
In his remarks, Simlemba commended police for the gadgets.
“This is a very important gadget because people in my area will now be aware when one of our friends with albinism is seeking help. The ringing sound of these security alarms is unique and reaches long distance,” said Sub TA Simlemba.
A student with albinism at Chilanga School for the Blind, Margret Robert, said she will be learning without fear of being abducted because she has the means of alerting people for assistance.
Meanwhile, police officers are orienting persons with albinism and their families on the use of the security gadgets and demonstrating to the entire community on how the gadgets work. The security alarm system can be heard within a 100-metre radius.