Govt under fire over decision to establish Special Constables

Government has been criticized for its decision to establish Special Constables to help provide security to people with albinism in their areas of jurisdiction.

According to a statement signed by Homeland Security minister Richard Chimwendo Banda, the Constables will be young people who will work on voluntary basis.

The statement said the Constables will be responsible for detecting crime, investigating cases and working in collaboration with local police units.

But Association of Persons with Albinism in Malawi (Apam) president, Ian Simbota, has described the decision as “miserable”.

Simbota argued that volunteers can easily be bribed since they are either paid little or nothing.

He also blamed government for sidelining Apam when coming up with the decision.

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