By Nganati

Malawi Police Services has announced that the cases of attacking people with albinism have drastically reduced compared with similar cases in the past.

Malawi Police Spokesperson Peter Kalaya said only six minor cases habe been recorded so far. Kalaya commended Malawians for the support which has helped the reduction of the attacks.The government through the Ministry of Lands in collaboration with the Department of Disability and Elderly Affairs embarked on the project in 2021.

The houses are fully secured with fixed steel doors, burglar bar windows and bathrooms and kitchen are inside the houses. The houses also have fences around them to enhance security.

In June 2021, at the commemoration of the International Albinism Awareness Day at
Chigumula Ground in Nkhotakota, President Dr. Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera announced that his administration would build 793 secure and durable houses of people with albinism in the next five years.

Chakwera disclosed that the government had already set aside K400 million in the 2021-2022 national budget for the project.

Meanwhile, Association of People living with albinism (APAM) has hailed the Government for making people of the albinism live in a safe environment.

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