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Captain Vakadewabuka Is First Female Adjutant

The mother of four said she was humbled to be given an opportunity to lead the parade with a prominent role.
08 Oct 2020 11:03
Captain Vakadewabuka Is First Female Adjutant
Captain Venina Vakadewabuka with husband Major Neumi Vakadewabuka . Photo: Shreeya Verma

Captain Venina Vakadewabuka of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) is honoured to be the first female adjutant during the 50 Years Fiji Day Independence celebration parade at Albert Park on Saturday.

Captain Vakadewabuka, 34, is married to Major Neumi Vakadewabuka, who is also an officer in the army.

She has been serving in the Force for 12 years.

The mother of four said she was humbled to be given an opportunity to lead the parade with a prominent role.

“I am a personal staff officer to the parade commander. I prepare the parade, getting the officers together. I work hand in hand with the parade second in command, administration of the parade,” she said.

Captain Vakadewabuka said the Fiji Day celebration was a special occasion not only for the military but for the nation.

“There are a lot of female participants in the parade this year. This is something I want to acknowledge as a way forward for the country in recognising women’s role,” she said.

Captain Vakadewabuka said her husband strongly supported her in preparing for the role.

“I am excited to be a part of this year’s 50th Fiji Day celebration along with other participants of the parade on Saturday,” she said.

Edited by Caroline Ratucadra

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