Founded in 1998, the United Party for National Development (UPND) is a national party that stands for progress, good governance, and a prosperous united Zambia. The UPND philosophy is to promote and support economic and social services that promote social justice within a mixed economy. UPND believes that Government has business being in business while at the same time allowing the private sector to thrive.
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?”
HH is a focused politician, driven by his unwavering desire to see Zambia realize its full potential by harnessing its valuable resources, people, and natural resources, to improve the quality of life for all its citizens. Anchored on his respect for equality of all citizens, rule of law, and the democratic rights for every citizen to the unconditional association and free speech, he has and continues to exhibit leadership and political maturity to navigate all political challenges thrown his way in the ever tighten political space in the country. His fight to uplift the standards of living for all Zambians has no limits of personal sacrifice. All for the love of his fellow Zambians, that he wishes to one day experience the Zambia they all aspire to and envision. A Zambia that guarantees present and future economic well-being for all its people– east, south, north, and west. A truly free Zambia, where every Zambian is motivated to participate and contribute to the fulfillment of its economic agenda free of the fear of persecution or harassment. A truly free Zambia in every sense– economically politically, socially, and religious beliefs.
National Management Committee (NMC)
The party is governed by the National Management Committee. This is the decision-making body of the party. Major decisions are usually made via a secretary vote. Eradication of poverty, Economic growth, Good Governance with the eradication of corruption will form part 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 overpower. Zambia will be made into a prosperous Country.
Rescource Rich 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 natural resources that can be used effectively and turn the country into an economic powerhouse in Africa. UPND once in power shall utilize 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.
Zambia is one of the largest copper producers in the world. The country has the potential to effectively extract its minerals. UPND will modernize operations as well as add value to most minerals. Zambia produces minerals such as Cobalt, Copper, Zinc, Lead, Coal, Gold, Silver, Uranium, and Several precious metals such as Emeralds, etc. Other Industrial Minerals such as Barite, Feldspar, Graphite, Iron Ore, Kaolin, Silica Sand, and Talc.
Agriculture and Fisheries
Zambia can and will under the leadership of UPND become Africa’s breadbasket. Zambia has some 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, Tanganyika, Bagwewulu, Lake Mweru, Lukanga Swamps, etc) it has an abundance of underground water as well as good to average rainfall. UPND will utilize 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.
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 Mumbuluma, Chisimba, and Kundalila Falls among others. It is also game parks such as shown on the map below: Under UPND, Zambia will be made into a preferred tourism destination.
Zambia has both hardwood and softwood in abundance. UPND will utilize these trees effectively to benefit all Zambians and in an eco-friendly way.
Financial and Technology
Zambian youths are ready to lead in this industry. UPND will create capacity and opportunities for citizens to acquire skills to compete effectively globally.
We are Committed
HH is a proven economic Manager
Bally’s as well as his team’s leadership during economic difficulties is needed!
“Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people HE has chosen as His inheritance.” Palms 33:12
There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because conscience tells him it is right.”
― Martin Luther King Jr
- Eradicate corruption
- Economic growth
- Good governance
- Focused leadership
- HH arrested 14 times but determined
- Able to Face challenges and solve them with distinction
- Equity to all 10 provinces
- Equity to all 73 tribes
- United for a prosperous Zambia
Zambians can trust HH
Facts About PF and Lungu
Fuel is up
January 2015 (K7.60) / January 2020 (K17.80), this equates to a 134% increase in the cost of petrol in the 5 years Lungu has been President.
Foreign Currency up
January 2015 (K6.45) / August 2020 (K19. 50) This equates to of over 135% depreciation of the kwacha in the 5 years Lungu has been President.
Mealie Meal up
MEALIE MEAL 25KG
January 2015 (K68) / January 2020 (K170)
This equates to a 135% increase in the cost of mealie meal in the 5 years Lungu has been President.
National debt up
January 2015 ($4.7 Billion) / January 2020 ($11.2 Billion) This equates to a 138% increase in the national debt in the 5 years Lungu has been President.
January 2015 (7.81%) / January 2020 (13.9%) This equates to an 80% increase in the inflation rate in the 5 years Lungu has been President.
“When UPND win, we will not arrest former Presidents, corrupt Ministers…we will not be vengeful…our efforts will be to restore the glory of this country, fight for the rights of people, their basic life, we will focus on restoring the economy, improving lives” – HH
“When PF was in opposition, over 30 MPs defected to MMD then in power, including 4 secretary generals and everyone was like PF is finished, they can’t form a government. Well, corrupt money attracted those people to defect but in 2011, PF won power after people thought the staged defections meant that it was losing support I urge UPND members to keep the eye on the ball, we are near winning. It gets darker before sunrise – HH
Why HH Is Good For The Economy
These are factual credentials that his opponents are too fearful to talk about. They smear his name with rumors and concocted allegations because they want to shield the truth from Zambians. The same way they accused Mazoka of contributing to the job losses in the mines, is the same strategy they have used against HH. When PF get intellectually challenged, they always resort to lies. But whatever the case you can’t take away the following from HH. You might not love him, but the presidency is not a romantic affair it is a duty.
Our Commitment Measure
Management of the Economy
Restoration of the rule of law
Enhance Women's rights
10 Point Plan
What we will do
we will promote investment, trade, and economic growth, diversifying the economy and investing in under-developed sectors with huge potential for job and wealth creation such as tourism.
We will be an attack on poverty and inequality, with a strong focus on youth and women. On day one we will start addressing youth and women empowerment.
We will be investing in our people through education. There is no nation in this world that has advanced without a population that has the right skills.
We shall electrify Zambia. The PF has failed to run the power sector resulting in load shedding, limited and unreliable access, and high cost of production. Our plan is very simple, we are discussing with the private sector to build power stations from renewables.
We will develop our agriculture sector. Our job once you put us in power is to reduce the price of mealie-meal. We will increase farmer support in both input provision and reduce the unit cost of production. What farmers need is a robust extension service system so that they can produce more by improving their management of fields.
What we will do
We will improve competitiveness so that our local businesses can grow and create jobs, and new ones can startup. We will tackle areas such as heavy regulation
We will focus on aggressively cutting government waste. We are not going to have 71 ministers in our government the way our friends did. We are going to reduce the number of ministers and review their conditions of service
We will end the flip-flops and policy inconsistencies that are costing people jobs. In this place over 10,000 miners and their affiliates lost employment.
We will build a healthy nation that cannot be compromised on. the high maternal mortality rate remains a stain on the conscience of our nation. Immediately we take office, we are reforming the procurement of medicines in hospitals.
Also on good governance. We will immediately repeal the Public Order Act (POA). We are also going to embark on reforming the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) and the Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) to make them independent bodies to pursue corrupt elements.
Word from the President
In conclusion, we promise that our party will deliver all these commitments. We have the capacity to deliver all these effectively and fervently. God Bless you and God Bless Zambia
Year one growth
Within a year, results will show
Year two economy stabilized
Value to the country will be noticeable