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#Vote2018: Yong Believes In The Power Of Farming

National Federation Party (NFP) Pro­visional Candidate Willian Lee Tung Yong has encouraged young people to venture into farming as an employment op­portunity. Mr Yong, 27, and a father of two,
31 Mar 2018 10:51
#Vote2018: Yong Believes In The Power Of Farming
William Lee Tung Yong

National Federation Party (NFP) Pro­visional Candidate Willian Lee Tung Yong has encouraged young people to venture into farming as an employment op­portunity.

Mr Yong, 27, and a father of two, believes that most imported crops could be grown locally. He urged the younger generation, school dropouts and the unemployed to con­sider farming as a source to earn income.

“I want to encourage young people, if they don’t want to go to school, it’s never too late to be entrepreneurs,” the business entrepre­neur said.

“Fiji has a lot of opportunities for young people to start off something and I believe that every Fijian can do something to help Fiji grow.”

Mr Yong said he had a 15-acre farm at Tacirua Heights in Suva and this had been a business that earned him a lot money.

He said farming was also a way of being re­silient towards climate change and a way of getting out of poverty.

Mr Yong had a passion for farming and be­lieved that getting in-touch with mother na­ture was a way for people to feel better about their life and care for the environment.

“This way, I want to promote and help the young people living on the streets,” he said.

The farm he owns used to be looked after by his parents, who he described as strong NFP supporters.

“I am carrying this business on while my siblings decided to get good jobs and further their studies, I decided to stay on,” he said.

“It’s my passion. I worked with my father and carried on. I joined politics because I re­ally wanted to help the people and all farmers in Fiji, to expand and create job opportuni­ties for people around their area,” said the former researcher.

He said people saw farming as a dirty job, but it was one that always had a way of giving back to the people and the country.

He approached NFP because he said the party believed in the people.

“It has a vision for the people of Fiji and as a farmer I feel NFP has a way to help people to get out of poverty,” Mr Yong said.

“I have faith in my leader, Biman Prasad, he encouraged me a lot and he has taught me well.” Edited by Percy Kean

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