The National Planning Commission (NPC), a government entity entrusted to coordinate and spearhead the identification and implementation of national development priorities and strategies, on Friday rolled out a campaign to create awareness on the recently launched long-term national development blueprint, the Malawi 2063.
Information Minister Gospel Kazako graced the occasion at Thabwa in Chikwawa District.
The initiative, dubbed Malawi 2063 Popularisation, would see the commission engaging the public with information on the national long-term development agenda.
One of the key tenets of the development plan is to ensure creation of wealth for all which, largely, would take mindset change and populous participation.
Speaking at the launch, Kazako called on Malawians to be directly involved in ensuring that Malawi 2063 dreams and aspirations are attained.
“Our plan is to go around the entire country to explain the Malawi 2063. We need to work together to achieve this vision. Malawians need to understand that Malawi 2063 is a plan that needs to be realised,” he said.
Malawi 2063 is the country’s agenda which aims at making Malawi an inclusively-wealthy and self-reliant nation by 2063 and it will be implemented using five-year and 10- year plans.
NPC Director General Thomas Munthali said, while the country failed to attain aspirations set out in Malawi 2063’s predecessor document, Vision 2020, the country is on the right path to reaching 2063 targets.
“We want to be action-oriented. In the Vision 2020, we did not have milestones to show us whether we were making progress or not. We will be reviewing the progress of our strategies every five years,” he said.