Malawi 2063 is achievable, we Should not give up, says APM
Malawi’s former President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika has said although Malawi is going through challenges at the moment, Malawi 2063 is still achievable.
He was speaking at his Page House residence in Mangochi on Thursday, November 10, 2022 when the National Planning Commission (NPC) presented to him and through him to his late brother Professor Bingu wa Mutharika the Malawi 2063 Intergenerational MW2063 Champions certificates for the contributions they made to Malawi’s development that will contribute to the realization of the Malawi 2063 national vision.
Speaking after receiving the certificates, Mutharika – who is also Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) leader, said Malawians should always remain determined of achieving national transformation, regardless of the situation the country is going through.
“Challenges will always be there, but we should never give up,” said Mutharika.
He also said unlike what people say that 2063 is too far, people need to realise that attainment of a vision is a process.
“It’s not like we’ll wait for the year 2063 to see the transformation. We’ll achieve through short, medium and long-term milestones,” he said.
He said the DPP as a party will continue supporting national development and the realization of the Malawi 2063, regardless of the party in power.
Presenting the certificates, NPC Chairperson Prof. Richard Mkandawire said Malawians, through the NPC, have recognized the Mutharikas’ contributions that transcends their time in office.
For Peter Mutharika, Mkandawire – among other things – cited youth empowerment through construction of new technical colleges and new infrastructure in all public universities among key achievements that will have long term benefits to Malawi’s development.
On Bingu, Mkandawire said he showed to Malawians that its possible to achieve real economic growth in the country within a short time in addition to landmark development projects that he championed such as the Malawi University of Science and Technology, Parliament Building, the Bingu International Conference Centre and the Bingu National Stadium.