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Youth empowerment is vital in business sector

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa ,11/06/2018

Youths in the country should be empowered to have ability to set up their own businesses in order to be independent.

Two projects hosted by Tonga’s National Youth Congress in partnership with OxFam New Zealand have been put in place with the aim to empower youths.

The chairman of the TNYC board – Drew Havea says, these two projects include oil made out of coconuts and Vanilla. He adds, their aim is to look into ways to export these local produces to overseas markets.

Havea says these two projects provide great opportunities for the youths to make use of local materials and turn into an income.

He says they’re hoping that by 2030, Tonga will no longer use any chemical for farming because of its impacts on people’s lives.

Havea says they’re looking forward to export as much as they can in the next two years to collect income to assist youths’ development projects.

New Zealand’s High Commissioner to Tonga – H.E Tiffany Babington paid a special visit to Nakolo and Kolomotu’a last week to witness youth’s development projects on the two villages.

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