Dedza, Dedza Police Officer in Charge (OC), Emmie Soko has hailed Association of People with Albinism in Malawi (APAM) for donating 64 personal security alarms to persons with albinism in the district.
APAM handed over the personal security alarms last weekend at Dedza Stadium on the side-lines of a football encounter between Masters Security FC and top tier Rookies Mtopwa Football Club from Blantyre.
Commenting on the development, the OC for Dedza Police said the personal security alarms would go a long way in assisting the law enforcers to strengthen security and protection for people with albinism in the district.
She asked community policing officers in the district to start sensitizing communities on how personal security alarms operate.
According to APAM President (who has since relinquished his position), Overstone Kondowe, each gadget will be connecting a person with albinism to the nearest police and other ten responders to help them raise an alarm when they sense danger.
Kondowe said the donation was aimed at helping police officers to effectively fight against atrocities faced by the people with albinism in the district.
He said APAM appreciates the relationship it has with the law enforcers and the country’s football clubs who are using the game to raise awareness against abductions and killings of people with albinism.
Source: MANA Online