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Sierra Leone Amends Oil Bill to Remove Payments to Lawmakers

July 14, 2011

July 14 (Bloomberg) -- Sierra Leone’s parliament amended a petroleum bill approved on July 12 to remove a clause that paid 5 percent of fiscal revenue from the oil industry to lawmakers.

The legislation was revised after President Ernest Bai Koroma refused to sign it into law, according to a letter from the secretary to the president, Osho Coker.

--Editors: Philip Sanders, Heather Langan

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