At a youth conference on 19th August, 2017 organised by the ECZ for youths ahead of 14th September, 2017 polls in Lunte District, Youth Vice Secretary in Lunte District, Mr. Lombe Joseph of the Patriotic front PF asked United Party for National Development UPND District Secretary, Mr. Christopher Chambanenge to stand beside him and interpret his speech from Bemba to Bemba.Mr. Chambanenge obliged.

The duo are youth leaders in their respective parties. Youths present at the Youth Conference were members from the Patriotic Front (PF), The United Party for National Development (UPND), United National Independence Party (UNIP), Islamic Community, Churches and Civil Society. Also present was District Electoral Officer DEO Mr. Mwansa Mfula.

On 19th August, 2017 the Commission conducted Youth Conferences in preperation for the by-elections which will be held on 14th September, 2017 for office of Council Chairperson in four districts namely, Lunte in Northern Province, Kanchibiya and Lavushimanda Districts in Muchinga Province and Itezhi Tezhi in Central Province.