News From Parliament
- Published on Friday, 29 June 2012 01:35
- Written by DAILY NEWS Reporters in Dodoma
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A CHAMA Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) legislator (Special seats), Ms Al-Shaymaa John Kwegyir, wept in Parliament on Thursday, complaining that the government has failed to contain the killings of people with skin disorders (albinos).
A number of Members of Parliament led by Ms Martha Mlata (Special Seats –CCM) and Maria Hewa (Special Seats- CCM) tried to console her but in vain. She was escorted out of the debating chamber by the Deputy Minister for Agriculture, Food Security and Cooperatives, Mr Adam Malima.
Ms Kwegyir, who is also an albino, complained bitterly when debating the Prime Minister’s Office annual budget estimates. She opposed the budget and broke down. “What have we done? What are our sins? Why are you doing this to us?” lamented Kweggyir before stammering and breaking down.
According to her, 85 albinos have been killed so far and there are no deliberate measures to address the situation. “Latest incident has occurred in Arumeru where albino was killed and his private parts, tongue and other parts of the body were chopped off.
“Worse enough, suspects of such brutality are always at large.
Why? While suspects of rhino (George) killings and the suspects of the murder of a tourist have already been arrested,” she lamented. Despite showering praises on Prime Minister Mizengo Pinda for caring for people with disabilities including albinos, Ms Kwegyir, overwhelmed by emotion, opposed the budget.