By Tione Andsen
Lilongwe, November 2, Mana: National Planning Commission (NPC) has disclosed that government will use US$15 billion for the implementation of Malawi 2063 first 10 year implementation Plan (MIP-1).
NPC Director General, Dr Thomas Munthali disclosed this Tuesday during Press briefing a head of 2021 National Development Conference and launch of Malawi 2063 first 10 year implementation Plan (MIP-1) in Lilongwe.
He said MIP-1 would replace Malawi Growth and development Strategy (MGDS III) and it would builds on the success and lessons learnt from it.
Munthali pointed out that some of the ongoing and promising interventions under MGDS III that align with the aspirations if Malawi 2063 has been carried over and continue under the framework on MIP-1.
He explained that to ensure continuity of development programmes and policies under the vision, the MIP-1 builds on the Pillars and Enablers of the Malawi 2063.
“For the first 10 years, MIP-1 defines two key milestones of graduating the country to a middle income economy by 2030 and meeting most of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the last decade of action,” the Director added.
He said MIP-1 presents prioritized flagship programmes and projects that would accelerate the country’s progress towards creating an inclusively wealthy and self reliant nation.
Munthali said this year’s National Development Conference; the second of its kind would provide platform where citizens, state and non state actors would discuss progress made since the last conference in August 2020.
He noted that the conference would discuss and agree on the priorities for implementation in the 2021 to 2023 Fiscal years which would be presented by the leads Pillar and Enabler Coordination groups.
Secretary For economic development and public Sector Reforms, Dr Winford Masanjala said the country would launch a 10 year plan from 2021 to 2030 which would actualize the vision for the first years of implementation.
He said the plan to be launched would give out different plans and projects.
The 2021 National Development Conference will be held from November 8 to 9, 2021 at Bingu International Convention Centre (BICC) in Lilongwe and President Dr Lazarus Chakwera will preside over the opening of the two day meeting.