NPC engages Machinga chiefs on Malawi 2063

The National Planning Commission (NPC) has started the new year 2024 with a grassroot activity which saw the commission engaging Paramount Chief Kawinga and some of his senior chiefs in Machinga district with an engagement on their role in the realization of the Malawi 2063 national vision.

Senior Chief Nkoola, Senior Chief Mlomba, Senior Chief Nyambi, Senior Chief Nsanama, Senior Chief Kapoloma, Senior Chief Chiwalo, Senior Chief Ngokwe and Traditional Authority Mizinga braved the rains to converge at the hilly and green Nanyumbu Headquarters of Paramount Chief Kawinga to discuss the Malawi 2063 and the future of Malawi’s national development.

A representative of NPC’s Director General, Ms. Jennifer Mjuweni, said NPC recognises the key role that traditional leaders play in national development, saying this was the reason NPC has been working with chiefs in all parts of the country in the formulation, implementation as well as popularisation  of the Malawi 2063 national vision.

“For the Malawi 2063 to be a success, it requires the awareness, appreciation and participation of every citizen and there is no better way of mobilizing the masses around the Malawi 2063 than through chiefs,” said Mjuweni.

She said traditional leaders were particularly important in the dissemination of messages and getting people into action on mindset change and environmental sustainability as outlined in the Malawi 2063.

On his part, Kawinga – who is a Malawi 2063 champion alongside all Paramount Chiefs in the country – said traditional leaders in Machinga were more than ready to play their role in the Malawi 2063 and called politicians to remove obstacles to national development through politicization of development projects and programmes.

“Politicians should for once support Malawi 2063 implementation by adhering to it fully. Malawi is failing to develop because of politicians. Let us for once all rally behind Malawi 2063 and fully implement it without political manipulation,” said Kawinga.

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