National Planning Commission (NPC) has officially presented copies of Malawi 2063 vision document to Blantyre City Council (BCC).
The presentation ceremony took place at BCC offices on Thursday, March 4.
NPC Communications Manager, Thom Khanje, said they have decided to present the document to BCC because the councils are among the stake holders who are the critical implementers of the vision.
Khanje said: “NPC coordinated the vision’s formulation and is overseeing the implementation but the actual implementers are the councils, government ministries, NGOs and other different stakeholders so we are making sure that all these stakeholders must have this hard copy, which is more reliable, on top of soft copies that they might already have.”
He said the commission is also providing summary copies that are in both english and chichewa versions for easy reading.
He further highlighted that since the vision is a long term plan but it will be implemented through what he called short term strategies and plans of 10 and 5 years.
In his remarks after receiving the vision document, BCC Acting Chief Executive Officer, Costly Chanza, said the council is committed to ensure that the mw2063 vision is well implemented.
“Malawi 2063 vision is geared towards creating wealthy to ensure that by that time people should have disposable resources which eventually will also reduce poverty so we will make sure that it will bring positive results,” he said.
Mw 2063 vision was launched by the state president Dr. Lazarus Chakwera on January 9, 2021.
The vision aims to transform Malawi into a wealthy and self-reliant nation and it replaced the vision 2020 which expired in December, 2020.