Persons with albinism demands meeting with Mutharika

Pressure is mounting on President Peter Mutharika as Association of Persons with Albinsm-APAM has set aside 48 hours for Mutharika to personally meet APAM and get their letter.

President Peter Mutharika on 5th March 2019 faced to the north to execute some government duties a trip which has been seen as intended to escape APAM’a visit to the State House.

Demo leaders during the protests

Wednesday, 6th March was a day that marked the beginning of APAM’S planned demonstrations and vigil to State House that encountered heavy slap from the government side as the trip had to endure two hiccups of which denied APAM’S intention to hold vigil at the State House.

But after the long audience APAM engaged in with some senior government officials including Hetherwick Ntaba who appeared before the protesters after being tipped that demonstrators were not ceasing fire, chairperson for Human Rights Defenders Coalition Timothy Mtambo addressed the gathering that the outcome of the audience was to meet Mutharika and therefore he has been given 48 hours to appear before association to personally receive the letter.

According to Mtambo, Mutharika talked about 3.1 billion kwacha of which association wants to see it in use. He further said the association would like to see the establishment of a specific court aimed at addressing albino related cases only to speed up the completion of the cases.

Protesters have since converged at Mkwichi secondary School in a wait of President Peter Mutharika’s response to the proposed request by the association.