Africa West: New and Reorganized Stakes and Stake Presidencies Announced in August 2021

The actual date of the stake’s creation or reorganization is in parenthesis following the name of the stake.


Following is a list of newly created & reorganized stakes and stake presidencies.

NOTE: When a new stake is created or a new stake presidency is called in an existing stake, leaders are given time to report the changes and provide brief biographical information for each member of the stake presidency. A list of stakes reporting changes is compiled and published at the end of each month.

New Stakes


A new stake has been created from the Cape Coast Ghana and Yamoransa Ghana stakes. The Abura Ghana Stake, which consists of the Akotokyer and Brafoyaw branches and the Abura 1st, Abura 2nd, Abura 3rd, Green Hill, Nkanfoa and Ntranoa wards, was created by Elder Jörg Klebingat, General Authority Seventy, and Elder Anthony M. Kaku, an Area Seventy.

ABURA GHANA STAKE: (April 18, 2021) President — Samuel Ferguson Laing, 43, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints mission facilities manager; wife, Rhoda Ama Afrifa Laing. Counselors — Richard Wayo Teye-Topey, 48, Ghana Edy-Service subject teacher; wife, Cynthia Laryea-Akrong Teye-Topey. Anthony Julian Acquah Quartsen, 37, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints administrative assistant; wife, Augustina Ellen Boateng Quartsen.

A new stake has been created from the Ijebu-Ode Nigeria District. The Ijebu-Ode Nigeria Stake, which consists of the Ago-Iwoye, Igbeba, Ijebu-Ife and Ijebu-Ode Nigeria District branches and the Ilese, Imodi, Imushin, Irewon, Isoku and Sagamu wards, was created by Elder Hugo E. Martinez, General Authority Seventy, and Elder Christian C. Chigbundu and Elder I. Raymond Egbo, Area Seventies.


IJEBU-ODE NIGERIA STAKE: (May 30, 2021) President — James Enimare Edache, 33, self-employed bricklayer; wife, Chika Christiana Igwe Edache. Counselors — Sunday Omokaro, 46, Summit Healthcare Hospital Ltd. manager; wife, Ann Enyi Omokaro. Adebanjo Babatunde Ojosipe, 39, self-employed project director; wife, Eno-Obong Gift Adebanjo Iwok Ojosipe.


Reorganized Stakes


ACCRA GHANA KASOA STAKE: (May 9, 2021) President — Daniel Allotey, 38, Nautech Services Limited freelance seismic exploration specialist, Source-Link Company Ghana Limited president and CEO of Africa West and South Areas, and Allwuni Investments president and CEO; succeeding Samuel Annan-Simons; wife, Emma Memuna Mbawuni Allotey. Counselors — Joseph Sosu, 54, building contractor; wife, Gifty Abusaki Ofoe Susu. Bernard Ghunney, 33, Rocka Foods Limited senior sales operations manager; wife, Alice Owusuaa Sarpong Ghunney.


YAMORANSA GHANA STAKE: (April 18, 2021) President — Frederick Antwi Sr., 66, retired accountant; succeeding Frank B. Davies; wife, Victoria Ampong Antwi. Counselors — Richard Yao Hammah, 60, REC Leslie Electricals CEO; wife, Charlotte Dawdah Hammah. Paul Essilfie, 37, Ghana Education Service supervisor instructor; wife, Juliana Efua Awotwe Essilfie.



UYO NIGERIA STAKE: (June 20, 2021) President — Adiel Okon Ntuk, 46, Ad-Connect Africa CEO; succeeding Enefiok Ntem; wife, Gladys Adiel Ogar Ntuk. Counselors — Odoeyen Aniefiok Okon, 45, Akwa Ibom State Civil Service assistant chief technical officer; wife, Ekaete Udoeyen Okon. Bassey Eyibio Bassey, 40, Akwa Ibom State Malaria Vector Surveillance Survey/Vectorlink Nigeria Project entomology technician; wife, Aniefiok Bassey Eyibio.