Planning Commission dares youths

The National Planning Commission (NPC) has challenged the country`s youthful population to take a leading role in the implementation of  Vision 2063.

The Commission has sounded the call following a Youth Essay and Art Competition which it has organised as one way of giving platform young people to contribute to the Vision 2063.

NPC Communications Specialist Thom Khanje told YONECO FM that the competition is open to all Malawians aged between 10 to 25 and who are in primary, secondary and tertiary schools.

“It’s a youthful vision, and we need to develop a youth vision that’s why we want to involve a lot of youth of 10 to 25 years of age in terms of contributing their ideas towards the Vision 2063 what we are calling the National Transformation 2063,” emphasized Khanje.

According to Khanje, young people should also use the competition as an opportunity to utilize their time because most of them are just staying at home due to closure of schools amid Covid-19 outbreak in the country.

“Most youth are at home, and it’s important for them to utilize this time to challenge themselves intellectually and artistically by writing an essay of only 300 words and an artistic drawing of what they want Malawi to look like in 2063,” said Khanje.

Individuals are advised to submit one essay of not more than 300 words explaining their development vision for the country for 2063 and discuss what needs to be done in order to achieve the proposed vision.

Whilst for the art completion, individuals should submit one painting or drawing art-work depicting their vision for Malawi for 2063.

According to the Commission, three winners will be selected in each category and go away with prizes including laptops, tablets, smartphones, learning materials and cash prizes.

The deadline for all the entries is June 19, 2020.

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