by Nick Delgado
Guam - The lack of recordkeeping of cemetery monies at the Guam Veterans Affairs Office has raised concern for Senator Judi Guthertz, prompting the Democrat to ask the Guam Office of Public Accountability to step in to conduct an audit and independent report of the funding. Guthertz says she has received concerns from veterans that the record keeping, requests for reimbursements to the U.S. Government and overall management of this funding source may be lacking.
She also stresses that it is important that the Veterans Affairs Office be held accountable. However, VA Office director Fred Gofigan says he has been asking for an administrative officer and more staff to help with the heavy workload.
Gofigan says his office needs at least $150,000 in order for them to have a smooth operation.