Persons with Albinism in Ghana, numbering about 2,500 has called on the government to grant them special protection as the country prepares to go to the polls in December.
According to Newton, an Albino and advocate for persons with Albinism disclosed on Angel TV with Kofi Adomah that, it is true that there is a misconception out there that some body parts of Albinos are used for rituals for spiritual powers.
It is widely reported that Albinos are high on demand in Tanzania as they are being mutilated and and murdered according to a report by New York Times.
He, therefore, called upon the government to give them special protection because they become high on demand during electioneering periods.
Newton argued that, people with Albinism are not bad omen but rather a target for people who are seeking for spiritual powers and must be treated as normal humans.