The National Planning Commission (NPC) has presented the Malawi Vision 2063 (MW2063) document to the Catholic University of Malawi (Cunima) as part of the commission’s efforts to partner with institutions of higher learning in domesticating the national development plan.
Speaking during the presentation last Wednesday, NPC’s partnerships resource mobilisation manager Jennifer Mjuweni said the commission is eyeing institutions of higher learning such as Cunima to help the country produce quality human capital by providing the right skills to students.
She challenged institutions of higher learning in the country to conduct research that can help identify gaps as the nation strives to transform into a wealthy and self-reliant industrialised upper-middle-income country by 2063.
Said Mjuweni: “We are not leaving anyone behind. The vision document incorporates all the sectors, including education. We need your assistance in its implementation and also urge the university that moving forward, whatever plans the university has must be aligned to the Malawi Vision 2063.”
On his part, Cunima registrar Francis Vincent Nkhoma commended the NPC for sharing the document with the university, saying Malawi needs collective effort to develop.
He asked the commission to ensure that the country is safeguarding the resources it has for the benefit of every Malawian.
“We have resources that can transform this country, we just need to utilise them responsibly. Our colonial masters proved it, that is why they were scrambling for Africa. They knew the African continent is blessed with resources,” said Nkhoma.
The MW2063 rests on three pillars namely: agricultural productivity and commercialisation, industrialisation and urbanisation.