Leaders Sell MW2063 Vision to Graduates
National Planning Commission (NPC) Director General, Dr Thomas Chataghalala Munthali, has told graduates at the Pentecostal Life University (PLU) that they are the greatest source of wealth in meeting the Malawi 2063 vision.
Dr. Munthali said this during the University’s graduation ceremony on Tuesday in Lilongwe.
“I urge you all to find a copy of the Vision on the NPC website and read it as you would with the Bible,” he said.
“Currently, a majority of the youth do not have the requisite skills or financial capabilities to support the development agenda of the country.
“With the capacity of our citizenry developed, we will fully harness our resource potential and expeditiously achieve the agriculture productivity and commercialization, industrialization and urbanization agenda,” Dr. Munthali added.
The Vision envisages an inclusively wealthy and self-reliant nation which primarily finances its own needs at household, community, national levels without looking up to the good-will of others.
It is to be realized by focusing on three pillars: agricultural productivity and commercialization, industrialization with mining as an important integral and urbanization that includes tourism hubs.
“I hence wish to sincerely congratulate private universities such as PLU that are playing a commendable role in creating the human capital that is fit-for-purpose in meeting our country’s Vision.
“Mr. Chancellor, the Commission stands ready to fully support PLU and indeed all universities (private and public) in ensuring that their programmes align to the country’s Vision pillars and enablers so that we can meet the aspirations sooner than 2063,” said Dr. Munthali.
Dr. Munthali’s remarks come barely days after President Dr. Lazarus Chakwera took the Vision to graduates at the Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST) in Thyolo.
Dr. Chakwera said that technology is vital in achieving the vision.
“Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) graduates from universities like MUST are integral to our collective pursuit of that national vision called Malawi 2063, a vision that transcends presidents and their administrations.
“The national vision is to become an inclusively wealthy and self-reliant industrialized upper-middle-income country.
“But how can any of our natural wealth be made inclusive without being made turned into developmental and economical wealth? And how can we turn that natural wealth into developmental wealth without science and technology?” asked the President.
“If you ask me, every single page of Malawi 2063 is calling out to you STEM graduands from MUST to leave this place with your mind focused on turning your education into enterprise,” he said.