A natural Vision provides a framework in which a country formulates, implements and evaluates short and medium-term plans. It provides detailed background information and justification for the aspirations of the people of the country and the recommended strategies for achieving the aspirations. With this framework, Government departments and private organizations, are able to prepare detailed projects and activities. The Vision also captures the multisectoral nature of development, as it comprises social, cultural as well as political changes.
The conceptual framework for developing
the vision is adapted from the National Long-term Perspective Studies (NLTPS)
approach formulated by the African Futures Group in Abidjan. The NLTPS
methodology is used as a tool for development management. It emphasizes
the following conceptual elements: strategic long-term thinking shared
vision and visionary leadership, citizen participation, scenario planning,
strategic management and national learning.
JUSTIN C. MALEWEZI
VICE PRESIDENT AND MINISTER OF FINANCE