HISTORY OF ZRP
Zambia Republic party (ZRP) began as Republic Party formed in December 2001.
The Zambian Republican Party (ZRP) started as the Republican Party formed by Benjamin Yorum Mwila after his expulsion from the MMD along with four other Members of Parliament, who objected to concentration of power in the MMD Presidency and the denial of the democracatic rights of MMD members to aspire for any office of their choice.
The Republican Party became the Zambia Republican Party merging with the Zambia Alliance for Progress.
The ZRP has always emphasized the need to make Zambia productive through promotion of Agriculture and Industry.
ZRP believes that wealth creation can only be realised in Zambia with Political Leaders who are of proven entrepreneurial skills.
The ZRP has, however, not won any by elections in which it has participated including the Luanshya Parliamentary Seat previously held by the Party President, B.Y. Mwila.
In 2001 the ZRP was, however, one of the most active political parties. Its national convention was held in August in Kabwe. The elections at the convention were, however, characterised by lack of competition, as most candidates were unopposed including BY Mwila the Party Interim President, who has since been elected unopposed. Unlike most opposition political parties the ZRP has also been holding public rallies around the country.
They went on to get over 5% of the vote in the Election at that time.