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Sierra Leone Should Reduce Tax Breaks For Mining Firms To Raise Funds For Equitable Health Systems, Report Says

The Guardian: Sierra Leone urged to get tough on tax to repair battered health system
“Sierra Leone’s government should reduce tax breaks for mining firms and roll out measures to block illicit financial flows in order to raise funds for its decimated health services and help prevent needless loss of lives, a report has said. Sierra Leone, which has more confirmed cases of Ebola than any other country, could inject an extra $94 million into its economy over the next few years if it reduced tax breaks for the five largest mining firms operating in the country, according to a report by Health Poverty Action (HPA)…” (Anderson, 6/29).

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