*Office of the Former President Dr. Ernest Koroma*
Update from the Horasis Global Meeting holding in Cascais, Portugal from 6th – 9 April, 2019
8th April, 2019.
*Former President Koroma delivers a special message on peace to the world at the Horasis Global Meeting*
Sierra Leone’s former President, Ernest Bai Koroma, is among world leaders participating in this year’s Horasis Global Meeting in Caiscais, Portugal. The event usually gathers business leaders, heads of governments, key cabinet ministers, and eminent thought leaders to advance solutions to the most critical challenges facing the world.
During this year’s four – day global conference, participants are expected to share their insights in view of the current ‘fragile and fractious’ state of our world.
Recognised as a champion of peace in Africa, Sierra Leone’s former President was invited to deliver a special message on how the world could work together to attain sustainable peace.
It is worthy to note that during his ten-year tenure, President Ernest Bai Koroma succeeded in consolidating peace in a country which had suffered one of the world’s most brutal and destructive armed conflicts in recent memory.
But all that is now in the past thanks to his exemplary leadership. At a joint press conference in Freetown on 5 March 2014, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said: “Sierra Leone represents one of the world’s most successful cases of post-conflict recovery, peacekeeping and peacebuilding.” By the time President Koroma left office in 2018, the International Peace Index ranked Sierra Leone as the most peaceful country in West Africa and one of the most peaceful in Africa
Sharing his experience at the Horasis Global Meeting, the Sierra Leone statesman told the world that: “…To consolidate peace requires opening the political space by encouraging genuine inclusiveness in governance – no community, country or region should be made to feel too small or inadequate to be accorded its rightful place in