Association of Persons with Albinism (APAM) President Ian Desmond Simbota has criticized President Dr. Lazarus Chakwera for failing to fulfill one of his campaign promises of instituting an inquiry to markets of Albinos bones in the country.

This follows recent reports that the Tonse Alliance has no plans to institute new investigation on the matter.

Writing on his official facebook page Simbota questioned the rationale behind Chakwera’s u-turn on the matter.

“During last year’s campaign, a few days before closure of the campaign period, I remember to have watched a Special Interview where Brian Banda interviewed Dr Lazarus Chakwera.

“During the interview, Brian asked Dr Chakwera many questions & one of them was, “What will you do in your first 100 days in office?” and part of Dr Chakwera’s response was, “I would like to institute a new Commission of Enquiry on the market for Albino bones.

“It’s been over a year now with him as President. I was shocked 3 weeks ago when a Rainbow TV Reporter Jonah Pankuku called me to comment on a development that government has no plans to institute ANOTHER Commission of Enquiry as promised during the campaign & this was disclosed by Presidential Advisor on Disability Issues Mr Overstone Kondowe.

“And this left me wondering: Now why make such a serious decision without consulting the relevant stakeholders including persons with Albinism themselves? Why make a decision without giving an alternative on how government intends to approach the issue without the Enquiry?” queried Simbota.

He added: “Is this what the Minister & The Presidential Advisor on Disability are advising the President? Or is it the President himself making U-turns now?

“Well, if this is the case, then I can confidently say that we are heading towards a serious destruction. Tionongeka ndiiiithu titha Dzibwana Dzake dzikakhala zomwe zuchitikazi.”

Effort to talk to Minister of Information Gospel Kazako proved futile.

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