Monday, 16 February 2009

Albinos receive Sh1.5m sewing machines

From The Citizen, Dar es Salaam
By Frederick Katulanda, Mwanza

The Mwanza City Council has donated nine sewing machines worth Sh1.5 million to albinos in Mwanza Region. The donation was handed over to the Tanzania Albinos Society (TAS).

The society's regional chairman, Mr Alfred Kapole received the donation yesterday on behalf of the beneficiaries. Council public relations officer Joseph Mlinzi said the donation was aimed at creating self-employment opportunities for albinos.

Mr Mlinzi said the city council sympathised with albinos who have been victims of witchcraft-associated killings in the region.

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