Malawi: President tells citizens to avoid over dependence on government

By Joseph Dumbula.

President Chakwera

President Lazarus Chakwera has warned the citizenry against demanding development from government at all times when their mindsets are not open for change.

The caution was made when Chakwera was launching a ten-year plan for the Malawi 2063, a developmental agenda targeted at improving the country’s development by the year 2063.

‘’People must change their mindsets. You just do not need government to do literary everything. We must work hard. We must cure ourselves of the habit of asking more of our politicians than we demand from ourselves. Our country will never develop with that kind of spirit’’ said Chakwera.

When successfully implemented, the 10-year Plan for Malawi 2063 will see Malawi, one of the poorest countries in the world, promote to lower middle income status by 2030, while the long term Malawi 2063 Agenda aiming at transforming Malawi to upper middle income status.

The MIP-1, to run from 2021 to 2030, replaces the Malawi Growth and Development Strategy (MGDS) III as the country’s new medium term development strategy. It is aimed at helping Malawi graduate into a middle income economy and achieve most of the Sustainable Development Goals by the year 2030.

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