The National Planning Commission (NPC) is soliciting views to be incorporated into the 10- year implementation plan of the Malawi 2063, a long term national development blueprint, which was launched recently.
The development plan aims at creating an inclusively self-reliant and wealthy nation by 2063 through implementation of short-term-five and 10- year plans.
The inputs are required in areas of agriculture productivity and commercialisation, industrialisation, urbanisation, mindset change, effective governance systems and institutions and enhanced public sector performance, among others.
NPC Public Relations and Communications Manager Thom Khanje said said the the commission will wrap up the plan by end May this year as advised by the Minister of Finance.
“By the end of next month, the plan will be officially launched and presented to the government so that the Minister of Finance should incorporate it into the national budget,” he said.
He defended the consultations which come after consultations conducted when the commission was formulating the Malawi 2063 blueprint.
“The vision is a long-time aspiration which Malawians want but now we want to hear from Malawi on what they want to be prioritised in the short-term plan,” he added.
The Malawi 2063 was launched this year in Lilongwe by President Lazarus Chakwera.
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