National Planning Commission (NPC) has urged Members of Parliament to populize the Malawi Vision 2063 in their constituencies.
Board Chairperson for NPC Richard Mkandawire made the call when the commission was handing over copies of the vision document to Parliament.
He said they saw it crucial to hand over the vision document to Parliament because parliamentarians will help enable the internalization of the vision among the population since they understand some of the challenges faced by people on the ground.
He then appreciated the Members of Parliament, Civil Society Organizations and youths, among others, for supporting the vision.
Mkandawire further called upon political parties to align their manifestos to Vision 2063 so that it can be implemented and achieved.
“This is a Malawian owned vision and it is crucial that every Malawian begin to speak to vision 2063 as the priorities in the vision have been crafted by Malawians so the enhancement with these parliamentarians will help to implement the priorities in the vision so that the aim can be achieved, he said.
In her remarks, Speaker of Parliament, Catherine Gotani Hara said Members of Parliament will champion the vision 2063 implementation so that the goals can be achieved.
She further asked her fellow politicians to execute development projects in line with the country’s development blue print.
“We are greatful that we have received the document today and we will make sure we approve the budget that is inline with the vision, and when government comes up with policies, we will look into it to make sure the policies are inline with the vision so that it is achieved, ” she explains.
The Malawi Vision 2063 was adopted with an aim of transforming Malawi into a wealthy and self reliant industrialized upper middle income country.