The World Bank says it is committed to end poverty in Malawi.
The Bank’s Senior Social Development Specialist Mwikali Wambua made the remarks during End Poverty Day commemoration event on Tuesday in Lilongwe.
Wambua said the bank targets vulnerable people such as persons with albinism in making sure that developing countries such as Malawi should be poverty free.
According to her, during this year’s event the bank was targeting persons with albinism as a way of dealing with challenges they are facing in the country.
In his remarks, Association of Persons with Albinism (APAM) president Overstone Kondowe thanked the bank for including persons with albinism in its projects aimed at ending poverty.
Kondowe said APAM is looking forward to such kind of projects which he said will help end poverty and challenges being faced by persons with albinism.
He explained that it is their dream and hope that persons with albinism will be able to enjoy rights such as right to life and justice just as other Malawians do.
“It is our dream that people with albinism will have that right to justice in courts, we have experienced attacks, abductions due to beliefs but perpetrators are living freely in our communities till now,” he explained.
This year’s event which was commemorated under the theme “It’s possible to end poverty together” brought together different persons with albinism who showcased various skills like singing and acting.