Sinoe County Superintendent J. Milton Teahjay has threatened to take the pro-environmental organization Green Advocate to court for spreading misinformation to the Liberian public about the multi-million investment in the county.
Mr. Teahjay said it is unfortunate and unacceptable for a group that claims to protect the rights of people to conduct its activities with deceit and falsehood at the detriment of investors, who want to create jobs for qualified Liberians.
Speaking at news conference recently in Monrovia, the Sinoe County Superintendent pointed out that the recent comments of Green Advocate Executive Director Attorney Alfred Brownell against Golden Veroluem Limited in the county is counterproductive with a propensity to chase investors out of the area.
"After this government's effort through the instrumentally of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to bring to the country for a better livelihood for its citizens then a group calling itself, advocate for the poor wants to narrow the chances of our people. We know what best for our county and someone, who does not have anything to offer, will deem the future of our children. The only is issue a lawsuit against him and his firm to prove their allegation against our investors", he said.
It can be recalled the Green Advocate recently brought to Monrovia a 15-man delegation that claimed Golden Veroluem has taken their land on gratuity basis, leaving the lawn owners with nothing to show.
Members of the delegation also claimed their children were being subjected to forced labor, while young people are working on contractual basis without insurance, medical and housing benefits.
But Teahjay said owners of the land being cultivated by the company were duly paid and a social agreement was signed between the company and them so there has no problem until the intervention of Green Advocate.
According to him, about 32 units are under construction for employees of the company, while clinic and schools are under construction for the employees and residents of the county.
"GVL is to build sea port for its operation and the Greenville Port will be rehabilitated by them; all these activities will create more job opportunities for our people", Teahjay concluded.