Nkhotakota District Council says it will set by-laws that will enhance security in order to prevent attacks against people with albinism.
This was disclosed during the launch of the campaign against killing and abduction of albinos as well as exhuming albino graves in the district.
In his speech, Nkhotakota district council chairperson Mr Kaziputa disclosed that currently the council has finalised identifying people with albinism in the district.
“Relatives of people with albinism shall be called for security tips,” said Kaziputa.
On his part, Nkhotakota Police Station Public Relations Officer Sub Inspector Williams Kaponda said that the police will formulate special groups which shall include chiefs whose aim will be solely to monitor the albinos.
“A station task force is going to be formulated as well which will timely monitor the community taskforce,” said Kaponda.
Mr Mustafa, a representative of people with albinism, said that government should listen to their cries by giving harsh punishments to perpetrators.
“Death penalty should also be introduced if the tendency is to be dealt with, once and for all,” said Mustafa.
Nkhotakota Police Station Officer in Charge Mr TW Phiri urged all people in the district to unite in fighting against this immoral act.
So far Nkhotakota has registered one case connected to the attacks and the case involved exhumation of a grave of a person with albinism.