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Poor leadership fuelling albino attacks—Saulos Chilima

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By Audrey Kapalamula:

UTM president, Saulos Chilima, who is also State Vice President, has said lack of political will is one of the factors fuelling attacks on people with albinism in the country.

Speaking in Mzimba District on Friday, Chilima said there is need to put in place a special force and unit at Malawi Police Service to deal with the atrocities.

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“The police have to have a special unit with special skills in investigating the atrocities. We have a police force which knows its professional job but there is too much interference. We have a small population of people with albinism, which we can manage to take care of,” he said

Chilima also emphasised the need for authorities to implement policies put in place to address problems associated with disasters in the country.

Alliance for Democracy president, Enock Chihana, said the party saw it neccessary to endorse UTM in the coming tripartite elections as the two parties have a common agenda.

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Chihana said the party has been on the opposition side for so long that it was time to support the UTM which, he believes, will assume power after May 21 elections.

UTM deputy director of youth, Makwenda Chunga, said Mzimba was a unique district but there are no meaningful development projects.

“The district has a lot of foundation stones laid for different projects that are failing to commence and the district lacks enough health facilities, thereby affecting healthcare service delivery. The current regime has failed to develop the district. For example, the airport it promised has not materilased despite people collecting some building materials,” he said.

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