“Failure of governance is a reflection of problematic leadership.” – Ex Pres. Koroma


The Former President of the Republic of Sierra Leone Ernest Bai Koroma has said that failure of governance is essentially a reflection of problematic leadership during the Peace & Security Consultations engagement in Ghana, Accra.

The former President of Sierra Leone, H.E. Ernest Bai Koroma joined his peers on a five-nation tour to discuss African security. Organized by the Brenthurst Foundation, the high-level event would take place from the 5th – 12th February, starting in Accra (Ghana) and including meetings in Abidjan (Cote D’Ivoire), Dakar (Senegal), Niamey (Niger), and Abeokuta (Nigeria).

The week-long West African roundtables take place in the context of an escalation of conflict around the world, but especially in West Africa where there have been coups in Mali and Burkina Faso, as well as the erosion of democracy and elections related conflict in this region.

Specifically, the roundtables will discuss the security challenges facing Africa, with a focus on how internal and external players can collaborate to ensure stability, how state and non-state actors could be managed within the current environment, and what lessons could be learned from past co-operation. Former President Ernest Bai Koroma is expected to share his rich experience on governance, security and electioneering processes in Africa.

A member of the Brenthurst Foundation’s Governing Board, President Koroma said: “This is part of wider consultations with former heads of state and governments, current governments, military and security experts, as well as civil society, to explore innovative new ideas to address the security challenges facing our continent.”

Based in South Africa, the Brenthurst Foundation a leading think tank, working to improve economic development by organizing high-level discussions to inform and guide government policy. It is chaired by former Nigerian President HE Olusegun Obasanjo who will be in this delegation.


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