Ministry of Civic Education launches strategic plan

Lilongwe: Ministry of Civic Education, Culture and Community Development has officially launched its first strategic plan as well as a National Cultural Policy and National Community Development policy since its inception in September 2016.

Minister for Civic Education, Culture and Community Development, Grace Chiumia Friday in Lilongwe described Malawi as a country with a rich and diverse cultural heritage which contributes greatly to the socio economic development of the nation.

As a response to the imminent loss of our cultural values, government came up with the national cultural policy that seeks to put in place measures that will ultimately translate to sustainable revitalization, preservation, conversation and promotion of Malawi’s cultural heritage for national identity, posterity education and socio-economic purposes, she said.

The Minister indicated her belief that a community that could stand up for itself would always be better off than the one that is largely dependent on government and other institutions for development.

It is our hope that the national community development policy will reignite the spirit of community development and self-reliance among our citizens. Chiumia stated

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Economics Advisor Alika Bhatia said the Ministry has a critical role to play in educating citizens of their responsibilities in development.

Policies are instruments to operationalize all the aspects of development and a strong collaboration with stakeholders is important in implementation of policies she explained.

Bhatia assured the Ministry that UNDP recognizes importance of strategic plans and policies in line with MDGs and would continue strengthening cooperation between the two.

The Strategic Plan has been formulated to run from 2016-2021.

Source: Malawi News Agency MANA

Related Posts

Ministry of Civic Education launches strategic plan

Lilongwe: Ministry of Civic Education, Culture and Community Development has officially launched its first strategic plan as well as a National Cultural Policy and National Community Development policy since its inception in September 2016.

Minister for Civic Education, Culture and Community Development, Grace Chiumia Friday in Lilongwe described Malawi as a country with a rich and diverse cultural heritage which contributes greatly to the socio economic development of the nation.

As a response to the imminent loss of our cultural values, government came up with the national cultural policy that seeks to put in place measures that will ultimately translate to sustainable revitalization, preservation, conversation and promotion of Malawi’s cultural heritage for national identity, posterity education and socio-economic purposes, she said.

The Minister indicated her belief that a community that could stand up for itself would always be better off than the one that is largely dependent on government and other institutions for development.

It is our hope that the national community development policy will reignite the spirit of community development and self-reliance among our citizens. Chiumia stated

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Economics Advisor Alika Bhatia said the Ministry has a critical role to play in educating citizens of their responsibilities in development.

Policies are instruments to operationalize all the aspects of development and a strong collaboration with stakeholders is important in implementation of policies she explained.

Bhatia assured the Ministry that UNDP recognizes importance of strategic plans and policies in line with MDGs and would continue strengthening cooperation between the two.

The Strategic Plan has been formulated to run from 2016-2021.

Source: Malawi News Agency MANA

Related Posts