Saturday, 3 January 2009

The plight of special groups in Tanzania

From IPPMedia, Dar es Salaam

Elderly Women are killed in Shinyanga and Mwanza. In the same zone and in many others Albinos are killed to achieve economic goals.

By Gaspar A. Hiza
So now we have special people. We talk about groups and we end up talking of special groups.
We could also call them Unique Groups because most of us use the word `special` element of reverence which was not intended when it was used to refer to people with unique needs and requirements.

But, fine words apart, we have people who need special attention because of their nature.

The old, women, children. Albinos, the blind and the deaf are some such groups.

Of late a lot of attention has been given to albinos and their attendant plight of killings for superstition reasons.

It is a real shame to our nation but I admire the way we bravely face that shame. That problem is not unique to Tanzania.

Tanzania may be the country which has adequate freedom press to put to the public ever its own shameful areas. Viva Tanzania.

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