The National Planning Commission (NPC) has presented certificates of recognition to former President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika and posthumously to late President Bingu Wa Mutharika for the notable inter-generational development efforts, they both championed for the country during their tenure.
NPC Board Chairperson, Richard Mkandawire, said the two former Presidents cannot miss the history of the commission hence NPC’s consideration to present the Malawi 2063 recognition awards.
Mkandawire said the efforts include their strong belief in long-term planning of developments, belief in youth empowerment and taking development to rural areas among other things.
Receiving the certificates at his Page House in Mangochi, Professor Mutharika said he was thrilled to be recognised by the NPC and that he still believes that development does not happen by accident, but by proper planning.
He also pledged continued support to the Commission.