The Party The UPND was established in December 1998 under the leadership of Anderson Mazoka, who had left the Movement for Multi-Party Democracy (MMD) shortly beforehand. Mazoka was the party’s presidential candidate for the 2001 general elections, finishing second with 27% of the vote, less than 2% behind the winner Levy Mwanawasa of the MMD. In the National Assembly elections the UPND won 49 seats, becoming the second largest party after the MMD. During the 2016 elections, the UPND increased the number of seats in the national assembly to 58 Mps, The party was arguably robbed via rigging by about 1% (13 000 votes) in the presidential elections. The elections were marred by vast vote irregularities. Prior to the elections, the party suffered brutal violence at the hands of PF. This has since continued to this day. The counting of the elections was preceded with missing forms to record the outcomes and wrong possibly results announced by the presiding officers. The party challenged the outcome, but this case was never heard by the courts due to alleged political interference. Founding President Mr Anderson Mazoka was born on 22 March 1943, in Monze, Zambia (then Northern Rhodesia). Mr Mazoka attended Union College, in Schenectady, New York. He graduated in 1969 with a degree in mechanical engineering. For his senior thesis, Mazoka designed and built a wind tunnel in 10 weeks and for less than $100. The tunnel, whose construction attracted attention from the media, filled the basement of the college’s Science and Engineering. The college’s Science and Engineering department named it the “Mazoka Wind Tunnel” and used it for instructional purposes for more than 30 years. Mr Mazoka loved to play sports. He distinguished himself as a soccer player at Union College. He worked summers at General Electric. With his engineering degree and his Harvard University management diploma Mazoka entered the Zambian business community. In the 1970’s He served as director of Zambia Railways., the state railways, when Kenneth Kaunda was President of Zambia. He later worked for Anglo-America Corp., a mining and general resources company, for eighteen years – the last ten as general manager of the Central African division. He also once headed the Zambian Tourism Bureau. His notable tourism influence was reaching an agreement with a South African hotel chain to turn the Ridgeway Hotel in Lusaka into Holiday Inn. Mazoka was one of the founders of President Frederick Chiluba’s party, the Movement for Multi Party Democracy (MMD). It rallied to beat President Kaunda’s ruling United National Independence Party (UNIP) in 1991. Anderson Mazoka was a skillful and popular politician in his leadership of the United Party for National Development (UPND). He led the party to be Zambia’s main opposition party in a few years of his leadership. One can speculate that he would have captured the next election if he had not died. Mr Mazoka died of kidney complications in Johannesburg, South Africa on 24 May 2006. He was 63 years old. He was succeeded in the UPND by Hakainde Hichilema. He was married to Christine Mutinta and had four children Macenje, Mutinta, Pasina and Anderson Jr. “May his soul rest in peace?” People Power Our Power, Our land Eradication of poverty, Economic growth, Good Governance with eradication of corruption will form party of the Party’s priorities once in power. UPND and its leader have the Zambian people at heart. The Country can be one of the best governed in Africa and UPND believes it will achieve this within the first year of taking over power. Zambia will be made into a prosperous Country. Below is a summary of Zambia and its rich resources which shall be utilised. Summary about Zambia Zambia is a Land enabled country endowed with vast natural resources. It is therefore a travesty that the country should struggle economically. Below are some of the naturally resources that can be used effectively and turn the country into an economic powerhouse in Africa. UPND once in power shall utilise these resources effectively for the betterment of all citizens and equally for all provinces. UPND will appoint people to all positions on merit for effective service delivery. Main economic activities: Mining Farming Tourism Fishing Mining Zambia is one of the largest copper producers in the world. The country has potential to effectively extract its minerals. UPND will modernise operations as well as add value to most minerals. Zambia produces among other minerals Cobalt Copper Zinc Lead Coal Gold Sinver Uranium Several precious metals such as Emeralds etc Other industrial minerals, such as barite, feldspar, graphite, iron ore, kaolin, lead, silica sand, talc, and zinc. Agriculture and Fisheries Zambia can and will under the leadership of UPND become Africa’s bread basket. Zambia has some one of the best open water table landscape such as Rivers, Lakes, Swamps, Dams etc. The country has some of the biggest Rivers, Dams and Lakes in Africa (Zambezi, Luapula, Kafue, Lwangwa, Kariba, Taganyika, Bagwewulu, Lake Mweru, Lukanga Swamps etc) it has abundance of underground water as well as good to average rainfall. UPND will utilise these resources effectively. Zambia has a very big arable land with fertile soil to grow a vast majority of crops. As UPND, we believe no Child should ever go hungry in our Country. Tourism This will be made a top Foreign Exchange earner for the country. Zambia has one of the world’s natural wonder, the Victoria Falls as well as other falls such as Mumbulum, Chisimba and Kundalila Falls among others. It also game parks such as shown on the map below: Under UPND, Zambia will be made into a preferred tourism destination.