National Planning Commission says the inaugural National Development Conference scheduled for tomorrow and Friday in Lilongwe will accord Malawians an opportunity to validate contents of the new National Transformation 2063 Development Vision.
The National Planning Commission (NPC) has been conducting nationwide consultations in preparation for the new development blueprint to succeed the Vision 2020 which expires this year.
It is expected that the 2063 Development Vision will be ready towards the end of the year in time for implementation starting from January 1 2021.
Briefing the media in Lilongwe yesterday ahead of the inaugural annual conference, NPC development planning director Grace Kumchulesi said the commission has gathered a diverse range of views for the new vision which needs national validation.
She said: “The conference is very important because we will be discussing matters of long-term national development and we want Malawians to seriously participate as much as possible.
“The conference will validate emerging issues that are coming out from our consultations.”
President Lazarus Chakwera is expected to officially open the conference at the Bingu International Conference Centre on Thursday.
Earlier, Madalitso Chipekwe, who co-chairs NPCs national youth gap committee that is mobilising participation of young people in the development plans, said many youths desire an economically sustainable Malawi with agribusiness providing employment opportunities.