Last updated on February 18, 2012
The National Restoration Party (NAREP) is a values-based Zambian political party. established in 2009, it is based on a cluster of values, namely: values that promote a sense of self-reflection, dignity of self and others and a sense of duty. The President of NAREP, Elias Chipimo Jnr.Chipimo is the third boy in a family of seven. He grew up in Lusaka, but also lived in the United Kingdom, where his father served as a diplomat in the late 1960s. Chipimo’s father (and namesake) made a speech to the Law Association of Zambia in 1980 marked the start of his confrontation with the leadership of the ruling UNIP led by Kenneth Kaunda. Chipimo, a Rhodes Scholar, graduated from Oxford with the Bachelor of Civil Law in 1990. Before going into politics, Chipimo was Managing Partner and Senior partner, responsible for corporate advisory work, mergers, acquisitions, investments and privitisations. His main area of work is corporate law, principally advisory work on mergers and acquisitions, privatisation and capital markets related work in Zambia as well as within the Southern African region.