News Release

New Stake Presidency called in the Madina Stake, Accra Ghana.

Elder Alfred Kyungu, second counselor in the Africa West Area Presidency presided over the semi-annual conference of the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Accra Ghana Madina Stake held on 12th February, 2023. Elder Kyungu was accompanied by Area Seventy Elder Patrick Appianti Sarpong, as well as President Bart B.Young and Sister Jennefer Young, Mission Leaders in the Accra Ghana Mission. 

During this conference the Madina Stake Presidency, President Samuel Enos Eghan, first counselor Yaw Adjin Danso, and second counselor Edwin Kobina Ewudzie, was released after serving the Stake for 5 years.  Called as the new Stake Presidency were President Yaw Adjin Danso, first counselor Alexander Ansong and second counselor Acheampong Ofosu Hene.

Elder Kyungu, a General Authority Seventy,  said that during interviews it was clear that "this stake is blessed with many priesthood leaders".  He noted however that " our assignment today is to confirm who the Lord has ordained in his new direction".  He also expressed profound gratititude to the previous presidency.

"Stay on the covenant path" emphasized Elder Kyungu to the gathered members. "Knowing the gospel brings testimony, but putting the gospel into practice brings about conversion".

An outpouring of the spirit was felt by all in attendance.  Bishop Archeampong of the Haatso Ward said, "During the conference, I had the impression that our new stake president and his counselors were truly chosen by God to lead us".

The Medina stake was organized in 2018 as the 23rd stake created in Ghana, and the 95th stake organized in West Africa. On 21 April, 1991, the first two stakes were created in Ghana.  There were approximately 8,000 members of the Church in the country at that time.  Thirty two years later, Church membership in Ghana has grown to over 101,000 members.

Style Guide Note:When reporting about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, please use the complete name of the Church in the first reference. For more information on the use of the name of the Church, go to our online Style Guide.