The National Planning Commission (NPC) on Monday hosted 15 representatives of development partners to brief them on preliminary outcomes of consultations on the National Transformation 2063.
In his virtual presentation, NPC director general Thomas Chataghalala Munthali said in their consultation with the public, they are carrying the message of hope and instilling a culture of “getting things done”.
He said: “Embracing positive thinking entails the belief that whatever we are planning here is possible within the period we have defined.
“NPC is planning for tomorrow because the economics of planning for today, short-term thinking, have not taken us far.”
Munthali outlined three pillars of agriculture productivity and commercialisation, industrialisation and urbanisation. He also articulated seven enablers of mindset change, effective governance systems, enhanced public sector performance, private sector dynamism, human capital development, economic infrastructure and environment sustainability.
He said NPC will proceed to draft the new vision with support of experts and later validate it with various stakeholders before submitting it to Cabinet and Parliament for adoption and thereafter its launch before end of this year.
Representatives of development partners at the event commended NPC for the wide consultations to ensure that the vision is all-inclusive.
They expressed commitment to supporting implementation of the country’s own defined development destiny.
The consultations are being conducted through stakeholder meetings.