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Governor visits island mayors

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by Nick Delgado

Guam - Governor Eddie Calvo paid a courtesy to the Mayors Council of Guam this morning, congratulating them as "the hardest working political leaders on Guam". MCOG executive director Angel Sablan says the governor also signed an executive order that makes it official that the Council will be the official sponsors of the 67th Liberation Day festivities.

He explained, "The governor recognizes we've done a good job these past two years and there should be a home for liberation as the OPA pointed out the problem with the previous liberations is that there is no accountability because it shifts from one department to another and when you look for documents, it's very hard to find."

Senator Tina Muna Barnes introduced legislation that would grant the mayors this authority, however, Sablan says this gets the ball rolling until that measure becomes law. Last year an Office of Public audit found significant financial discrepancies and missing files related to the annual liberation celebration.

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