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Another Step Towards an OHA Audit
By Andrew Walden @ 12:16 AM :: 5673 Views :: Ethics, OHA

by Andrew Walden

The long march to an Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) Audit is taking another step.

A committee to draft a “Request for Qualifications” for bidders on the long-anticipated audit is expected to be on the agenda for the full Board of Trustees at their March 23, 2017 meeting.  That agenda has not yet been posted.

The OHA Resources Management Committee March 9 approved creation of an Audit Advisory Committee chaired by Trustee Dr Kelii Akina, PhD and Vice Chair Trustee Lei Ahu Isa, and consisting of Hulu Lindsey staffer Uilani Tanigawa, Akina staffer Paul Harleman, and Dan Ahuna staffer Davis Price.

The audit RFQ approval at the January 30, 2017 OHA Trustees meeting explicitly includes “OHA and its subsidiaries” which should include the six secretive LLCs owned by OHA.

The committee will draft the Request for Qualification (RFQ), which is subject to the approval of the Resource Management Committee, as well as full ratification of the Board of Trustees.  The committee, joined by an independent advisor that will be retained to assist with the drafting of the RFQ, will make the final selection of the auditing firm and will then provide oversight of the audit.

The motion was approved unanimously by all Trustees present: Ahuna, Akina, Hulu Lindsey, Machado, and Waihee.




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