NEWLY-appointed Commissioner of Oaths Shannon Toutou, who was among the 15 men at the swearing-in ceremony in the High Court in Suva on Friday, pledged to serve her country and its people faithfully.
Mrs Toutou was supported by her husband, Soro Toutou and her parents Varame and Meredani Coalala at the special occasion.
"I am privileged with the new role given the commitment required not only to serve the people but the nation at large," Mrs Toutou said.
She said as an administrator of the judicial system in Fiji, it was rare to be appointed as Commissioner of Oaths and Justice of Peace.
She thanked her family for their support and she looked forward to be more familiar with her duties, on how to go about her functions and what to avoid.
The most important duty of a Commissioner for Oaths is the taking of affidavit from a member of the public.
Chief Justice Anthony Gates said some described the function as one of witnessing the document, the affidavit.
"You perform a function akin to a court when it hears evidence," he said.