The Presidential Elections of August 2007, declared the All People’s Congress party’s flag bearer, Ernest Bai Koroma as winner and the new President of Sierra Leone. He came in with a mandate for the next five years dubbed as the Agenda for Change, identifying six broad priority areas as the primary focus for his government to work on. Focusing on the areas of energy, infrastructure, youth employment, growth sector, social services and capacity development.
The President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma encouraged Sierra Leoneans in the Diaspora to return home and serve the country or contribute from afar, as clearly stated in his maiden speech to Parliament. Inspired by this clarion call, individuals representing various Diaspora groups met with the President on Friday October 12 2007 and introduced an initiative entitled “Engaging the Diaspora for a New Sierra Leone”