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EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES COMMISSION STUCK WITH 25 ALBINOS CASES

BY STEVEN OWERE, NAMUBIRU VICTO, NAMBASAUNIAH AND SUSAN NAMOMBWE

The Equal opportunities commission is stuck with 25cases relating Albinos which the commission hopes to work hand in hand with the legal advocacy, Government and the local councils to have it addressed.

A legal officer from the commission Hussein Kato Muyenda revealed this to the press at the National Media Centre citing the continued associating of Albinos to superstition and human sacrifice to top the cases.

Hussein Kato Muyenda calls for the need to work hand in hand with the legal advocacy, Government and the local councils to address this challenge.

Kato also challenges public to register cases against albino at the commission so that they are able to make follow ups.

The equal opportunities commission chairperson Silvia Ntambi has also called upon Members of Parliament to work towards robbing for discount or total removal of TAXES ON ALBINO CREAMS.

She says majority of the albinos can’t afford these creams because of the high taxes levied onto these creams.

The Albino community has also raised concern on lack of awareness about the Existence of Albinos and the challenges that they go through.

Olive Namutebi one of the Albinos say most often the Albinos end up being sacrificed forgetting that the Albinos too are humans just like the case to other human beings.

She cites men who take advantage of the albinisms for adventure citing scenerios when Men rape Albinos in pretext of getting rich while others think they can’t get infected with HIV once they have sex with Albinos.

Namutebi wants government to increase public awareness about Albinism by establishing favorable study grounds to enable them access education and also address health and harsh weather condition which often affect the Albinos.

The Albino National cerebrations will be marked on 13th June at Mbale UNDER THE Theme “shining our light to the world” where the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga is expected to give a key note address.

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