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DISCRIMINATION AGAINST ALBINOS.

By Nabbuye Rehemah and Doreen Asomo

Uganda will join the rest of the world to celebrate The International Albinism Day which will be held in Mbale.

Addressing the press at the Media center, the Chairperson Equal Opportunities Commission, Sylvia Muwebwa Ntambi, said that the aim of that day is to create awareness of albinism and eliminate discrimination of individuals with disabilities.

According to Sylvia Muwebwa Ntambi, the albinos face challenges of eyesight, their skin is affected by sunshine, cancer , murders ,trafficking; low access to medical care, their graves are excused since people believe they are a source of wealth.

Sylvia Ntambi said that the creams are expensive so some albinos find it hard to purchase it because one sunscreen cream costs thirty five thousand shillings. Sylvia Muwebwa Ntambi said that starting from this year they will be employing an albino as a staff of parliament.

According to The Executive Director, Equal Opportunities Commission, Olive /fathers have deny responsibilities for these albinos and those who go to school face a challenge with fellow students and teachers because they have myths about them.

Olive Ntambi said that over two thousand Ugandans are living with albinism.

The theme for The International Albinism Day will be ‘Shining Our Light to the World’.

The Speaker is expected to be the Guest of Honor, The Education and Health Ministry will be there too.

Reporting complemented by Ibrahim kasole and kyomukama Lydia

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