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Barnes: poor conditions at Veterans Affairs office remedied

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by Ken Quintanilla

Guam - It was nearly a month ago when Senator Tina Muna Barnes wrote to Veterans Affairs Director John Unpingco over a myriad of concerns she had received from veterans about the state of disrepair and unsanitary conditions at the VA Office in Asan. 

Today, in another letter to Unpingco, Barnes says the issues have been remedied adding the necessary repair work was made possible through the collaborative efforts of GHURA, Department of Public Works, the Guam Waterworks Authority and various local companies who donated their time and supplies. She says this collaboration has ensured that VA office employees are able to work in an environment that is safe and sanitary and that they have the necessary basic office equipment to perform their jobs for our veterans. 

Some of the concerns Barnes had received include multiple reports of non-functioning air conditioning units, the lack of telephones and the lack of running water in the toilets due to sewage backflow which results in the water being stored in large garbage cans. 
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