Malawi Government through the National Planning Commission (NPC) on Wednesday this week, officially presented the Malawi Vision 2063 to the Catholic University of Malawi (CUNIMA) as it seeks partnership with the University.
NPC’s Partnerships Resource Mobilization Manager Jennifer Mjuweni said the Commission is eying the institutions of higher learning such as CUNIMA to help the country with quality human capital through the provision of the right skills to students.
Mjuweni also challenged institutions of higher learning in the country to conduct research that can help identify gaps as the nation strives to transform into upper-middle-income country by the year 2063.
“We are not leaving anyone behind as we go along. The Vision incorporates all the sectors – the education sector included. We need your assistance in the implementation of this vision of our country. We are urging the University that moving forward, whatever plans the University has must be aligned to the Vision 2063,” said Mjuweni.
The Catholic University of Malawi Registrar, Francis Vincent Nkhoma, commended the Commission for sharing the vision with the institute saying Malawi needs collective effort to develop.
Nkhoma further urged the commission to ensure that the country is safeguarding the resources for the benefit of many Malawians.
“We have resources that can transform this country, we just need to utilize them responsibly. Our colonial masters proved it, that is why they were scrambling for Africa. They knew Africa is a blessed continent with resources,” said Nkhoma.
Nkhoma further challenged the Commission to strive on the successful implementation of the new vision as the Vision 2020 was reported to have hit the wall on implementation.
In the next 42 years, Malawi plans to develop and implement resource mobilization efforts that will enable the country to create its wealth and only to borrow for investments with high economic returns.
Malawi’s vision 2063 relies on the shoulders of three pillars namely: agricultural productivity and commercialization; industrialization and; urbanization. END