Development of our beautiful country, Malawi, is the responsibility of all citizens who are potential beneficiaries. People enjoy the fruits of their hard work when their aspirations are achieved. The exercise in identifying people's aspirations, which has culminated in this shared vision has therefore been an important process.
Throughout the country, Malawians have voiced their views on many aspects of our society. They want to have good governance which should embrace transparency, accountability, fairness, and clean politics and devoid of corruption, regionalism and nepotism. Malawians also aspire to have their country developed economically in all sectors including agriculture, manufacturing and mining. For our economy to progress, Malawians would like to see to it that the increasing lack of security in the country is curbed. It is also pleasing to note that the people seek environmental conservation. Among their other aspirations, Malawians crave for a vibrant culture, a high standard of education and adequate health services.
I have no doubt that we all agree that these are noble objectives and Malawi Vision 2020 therefore, presents a challenge to the present Government and all future governments. Indeed, Vision 2020 is a challenge to all religious organizations, non- - governmental organizations, (NGOs), public officers, chiefs, businessmen, industrialists, farmers and all other citizens.
It would be remiss on my part if I did not express gratitude to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for funding the Malawi Vision 2020 project, which has facilitated the formulation of the Vision. would also like to congratulate members of the Core Team and the Working Group and all those who participated in the process on the achievement of the task.
Last, but not least, it is my humble
duty to call on all Malawians, regardless of their religious or political
affiliations, to work hard and strive for the achievement of our aspirations
by the year 2020.
Gwanda Chakuamba, M. P.
PRESIDENT, MALAWI CONGRESS PARTY