He said that the constant disagreement between the management and the people of Butaw have the propensity to discourage potential investors as well as deprive the citizens of their rights.
Mr. Jah made the statement over the weekend in the Township of New Georgia in an interview with this paper.
The former Development Superintendent said the establishment of the company in the county was adequately welcomed by all citizens, because it will help reduce the high rate of unemployment as well as improve the living standard of the citizens.
Mr. Jah said the failure of the county leadership and the legislative caucus to resolve the misunderstanding could undermine development in the county.
He then encouraged the leadership of the county to arrange a meeting between the company and the citizens of Butaw so that the issue will be put to a rest for the interest of Sinoe.
Mr. Jah further admonished the Veroleum management to refrain from using threats against the citizens of the county, and find an acceptable solution that will promote cordial working relationship between the two parties.
Recently, he said, a group of citizens petitioned the county legislative caucus not to allow the company to close down because it is contributing towards the reconstruction of the county.
Mr. Jah said if the company was cooperating with the citizens of Butaw, there was going to be no need for the citizens to complain about the unwarranted attitude being carried out.
He said the issue of Butaw should draw the attention of the county leaders to prevent it from spreading to other counties.