The National Planning Commission (NPC) has challenged youths to embrace wealth creation agenda.
This is a departure from poverty alleviation concept which failed to bring results in the Vision 2020 development plan.
The call was made on Thursday in Lilongwe during the commission’s virtual Facebook live streaming consultation with the youth to enable them contribute towards the Vision 2020 successor, the National Transformation 2063.
The virtual consultation was anchored by musician Laurence Khwisa, popularly known as Lulu, with NPC director general Thomas Chataghalala Munthali and a youth representative Madalitso Chipekwe as panelists.
Speaking during the event, Munthali challenged youths to embrace wealth creation, adding that Vision 2020 failed to bring results because of over-reliance on donor support.
On his part, Lulu called for continuity in the implementation of development projects to be contained in the National Transformation 2063.
Chipekwe, who co-chairs NPC national youth gap committee, said they are using various forms such as radio and television programmes and Facebook, among others, to reach out to young people.
The virtual consultation is a move away from the initial physical consultation to comply with Covid-19 precautionary measures, especially social distancing.