Police in Lilongwe have made a symbolic handover of security alarms for protecting People with Albinism (PWA) from attacks, abductions and killings.
The distribution exercise, held at Mitundu in Lilongwe on Saturday, is in response to a request Apam made to government to provide each PWA with an alarm to ensure they are protected from killings and abductions.
Association of Persons with Albinism in Malawi (Apam) national coordinator Overstone Kondowe said in an interview yesterday that government is responding to some of the association’s demands.
He said: “I am glad that government has provided security alarms and a vehicle to assist in the fight against killings and abductions of people with albinism. The campaign must be sustainable.”
Malawi Police Service director of community police Commissioner Merlyn Yolam said in an interview that police will give PWAs gadgets to ensure that they are safe.
In addition to the gadgets, police also handed over a vehicle to Mitundu Police Unit for operations in the fight against killings and abduction of PWAs in the area which has 65 households of PWAs.
In a related development, police in Dedza also handed over 64 alarms for PWAs, which were received by Kondowe. n