Sierra Leone at the Crossroads: Seizing the Chance to Benefit from Mining
Report for National Advocacy Coalition on Extractives, Sierra Leone (March 2009)
This report shows how the people of Sierra Leone could benefit more from the country’s mineral resources, which account for 90 per cent of exports but only $9-10 million in government revenues. It shows how mining tax laws have given away too much to companies while government policies to regulate the mining sector are poor or non-existent. Includes case studies of the two largest foreign investors, Sierra Rutile and Koidu Holdings.