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Cops Challenged to Intensify Security for PWAs

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Commissioner of police for South West has challenged officers in the region to intensify security on persons with albinism (PWAs).

Ellobiam Banda says it is within their action plan to reach out to communities for awareness on protection of the persons.

He said this in Blantyre on Wednesday during a training of the officers.

“We have 305 persons with albinism in the region who need protection. These people live in fear because of series of attacks. You must reach them with message of hope and assure them that they are protected.

“You must also be vigilant and proactive to ensure that your posts are vibrant all the time and that there is a cordial relationship with the communities. It is your mandate to provide security to the people who include those with albinism,” he said.

Sub inspector Franco Kasiya from Limbe police station says it is important for them to always remember their mandate of protecting life and property.

“This training is important for us to gather data on where these people live, who do they work with, who are their friends and where do they do their businesses. That way, we will be able to serve them better,” he said.

The region registered a single case of an attack on persons with albinism in Limbe last year, according to police.

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