EXPRESSING an interest in running for the coming general election in September, Women and Social Welfare Minister Dr Jiko Luveni hopes she has proven herself.
Dr Luveni said since taking charge of the ministry, she had been privileged to help the vulnerable.
"It has been a journey that I have been privileged to take, especially when the opportunity was given to me to help the vulnerable of our society," she said, adding these were people going through difficulties in their lives.
Dr Luveni said she was looking forward to the coming election.
"I really hope that I have proven myself and I am happy for this great opportunity provided to me.
"Hopefully, if I do stand, I will get the support of our women.
"So, that will really be the ultimate goal in my life."
The minister reiterated she would be joining Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama's party.
"Like our prime minister had announced recently, he will be launching a political party in the next few weeks and once he announces that, I will definitely put in my expression of interest."
Dr Luveni was appointed by the Bainimarama government in 2008 as Health Minister before making her transition into the Social Welfare Ministry.