President Professor Peter Mutharika is set to meet with the leaders of the Association of Persons with Albinism in Malawi (APAM) and other stakeholders later this week following their intention to march to the state house to demand immediate action on their plight.
Last week, a member of Mutharika’s cabinet Nicholas Dausi, downplayed the surge in Albino killings in Malawi saying that the issue had not reached crisis levels and the planned march by APAM was unwarranted. His statements angered many citizens who have criticized the DPP governments laissez faire approach to the matter.
The issue of albino killings has taken front stage as Malawi heads to the Presidential polls on May 21 2019 with many politicians heavily politicizing the killings.
In a press statement released by the Presidents’office, Chief Secretary to the Government said, “The President is working hard for a society where all persons enjoy a life of dignity in line with the human rights commitment under our Republican constitution.”