Despite not registering a case in the killings and abductions of people with albinism, Limbe Police Station has moved in to sensitise communities in its jurisdiction against the malpractice.
The station will conduct the week-long sensitisation campaign around its policing areas from Monday to Friday.
Limbe Police Station’s community policing coordinator Clement Mwale, speaking in an interview after touring the townships of Manje, Chigumula and Bvumbwe, said the campaign seeks to ensure that people understand albinism issues and that no case gets registered in the Limbe policing area.
“We want to sensitise the community members in advance to ensure the station does not register such inhuman cases. Usually, when we invite people they do not come, hence the decision to conduct the campaigns in this manner,” said Mwale.
He said they decided to sensitise the community to clear myths surrounding people with albinism.
Apart from Manje, Bvumbwe and Chigumula townships, other areas visited on Monday and Tuesday included Bangwe Township, Limbe central business district (CBD), Kachere, Makhetha and Machinjiri.
Recently, human rights watchdog Amnesty International (AI) condemned government for failing to protect people with albinism.