Malawi ex-president Muluzi attends summit on Agenda 2063 vision for Africa

Former Malawi president Dr Bakili Muluzi is in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia among former heads of state attending a summit on sustainable development for Agenda 2063, a blue print for future development of the continent.

Muluzi at the summit in Ethiopia

Muluzi at the summit : The Africa We want, Agenda 2063

The conference is being chaired by  AU Commission Chairwoman, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, and Dr Carlos Lopez, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa.

“We need Africa to live the dream of Agenda 2063,” Muluzi said.

The former Malawi leader saidfthere is need for  transformative path to the economic development of Africa through syncing the Agenda 2063 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)..

“ Governments in the continent should implement not only the Agenda 2063 but also the global Development goals ,” said Muluzi, stressing that peace and political stability is the prerequisite.

Dlamini Zuma  said the implementation of Agenda 2063 will help Africa meet the SDGs of ending poverty, zero hunger or quality education, water, sanitation, protecting the planet, gender equality, reducing inequalities and ensuring prosperity for all.

Agenda 2063 has a 50-year horizon with five 10-year implementation plans that cover 2013-2063, founded on the African Union vision of “an integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens and representing a dynamic force in the international arena.”

The blue print was adopted in January 2015 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia by the 24thAfrican Union (AU) Assembly of Heads of State and Government as a shared strategic framework for inclusive growth and sustainable development.

This aspires to an Africa that is integrated, united, peaceful, sovereign, independent, confident and self-reliant; with world class, integrative infrastructure that crosses the continent; seamless borders and management of cross-border resources through dialogue; and dynamic links with the African diaspora.

The plan for Agenda 2063 notes that it will not happen spontaneously, but requires “conscious and deliberate efforts to nurture a transformative leadership that will drive the agenda and defend Africa’s interests.”

Each region and country has a plan that contributes to the vision.

The AU has its first 10-year plan 2013-2023. SADC has its 15-year Regional Indicative Strategic Development Plan.

The African Agenda 2063 predicts that African countries will be among the best performers in the global “quality of life” measures by that date.

“This will be attained through strategies for inclusive growth, job creation, increasing agricultural production, investments in science, technology, research and innovation; gender equality, youth empowerment and the provision of basic services including health, nutrition, education, shelter, water and sanitation.

“Africa’s collective GDP will be proportionate to her share of the world’s population and natural resource endowments.”

 

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chingondo
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chingondo
5 months 23 days ago

Agenda 2063 with daily cash gates and Malawi on auto pilot? Just learn to implement short time and effective policies. Magufuli should organize and give an in service training training to Malawi leaders on transformative leadership. This mbuzi Mutharika should top attendance.

kanchawa
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kanchawa
5 months 23 days ago

Atcheya omwewo kuti wa wa wa.kkkkk

Mufwa
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5 months 23 days ago

hh musandiseketse inu. muli nzuro umu mwa a Chair! Anyamata kumachenjera pa town. Ndalama zidzikhala mmatumba osati ku boma kapena ku bank.

Winston Msowoya
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Winston Msowoya
5 months 23 days ago
Muluzi attending summits on Agenda 2063 Vision For Africa? I would kindly advise him to read Dunduzu’s book published in early 60s titled “AFRICA WHAT LIES A HEAD” and his paper that infuriated Banda that made him hate Dunduzu’s intelligence and unwavering popularity worldwide after he gave a brilliant speech at a conference in Blatyre known as ” NYASALAND ECONOMIC SYMPOSIUM” on 18th to 28th July,1962.The major theme was embodied in his articulate speech : THE TEMPER,ASPIRATION AND PROBLEMS OF CONTEPORARY AFRICA”.All in all,his speech entirely related to principles of economic development to Africa.Dunduzu’s speech earned him an extraordinarily respect… Read more »
mbili ya bakha
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mbili ya bakha
5 months 23 days ago

abale kodi olo apite ku ma summit timamvako olo zotsatila zake mcani? he is just sitting on our taxese. ndimesa akhala pa spesho mpando nanga msana uja, ndipsi yacabecabe bastard

Amuna Kudambo
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Amuna Kudambo
5 months 23 days ago

OMG! What can the expired Muluzi contribute there? We need young visionary dynamic professionals not these pensioners to plan for the future!!!!!!

ngulube
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ngulube
5 months 23 days ago

Once upon a time there was vision 2020. We were promised a rosy future but here we are 4 years before 2020 and we don’t see any sign things will change by 2020 I think now to talk of vision 2063 is a waste of time when there is no political will on the part of our leaders.

Patrick Phiri
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Patrick Phiri
5 months 23 days ago

Great Bakili! Unlike JB who attends meaningless whiteman’s fora, Bakili attends African Fora. That’s the way to go. Challenges facing Africa require African solutions, wamva JB?

Dr Chaponda
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Dr Chaponda
5 months 23 days ago

Muakatumiza Kachaje

Cashgate1
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Cashgate1
5 months 23 days ago

Did this man had vision for Malawi? Kwali? So how do you expect him to formulate a vision for Africa. Sound like a joke to me. May be because its former head of state, koma enawa ife tinaluza nawo kumudzi kuno.

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