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At the general conference leadership session on Thursday, March 30, 2023, 61 new Area Seventies from 28 countries were announced and presented for a sustaining vote. Another 50 Area Seventies will be released on or before August 1, 2023.

See the lists below of the new Area Seventies and those who will be released this year, arranged by quorum.

New Area Seventies

Third Quorum (Africa Central, Africa South and Africa West Areas)

Johnny O. Baddoo, 48, Nairobi, Kenya; area planner, Africa Central Area; currently serving as stake Young Men counselor of the Nairobi Kenya West Stake; former bishop, bishopric counselor, branch presidency counselor, branch president, high councilor, stake presidency counselor, and stake president; wife: Josephine; four children.

Victor O. Bassey, 54, Calabar, Nigeria; currently serving as president of the Nigeria Port Harcourt Mission; former bishop, bishopric counselor, branch president and stake president; wife: Nicoline; two children.

Ndalamba Ilunga, 49, Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo; coordinator, Seminaries and Institutes of Religion; currently serving as stake president of the Ruashi Democratic Republic of the Congo Stake; former bishop, stake president, and stake presidency counselor; wife: Mufuka Lyliane; five children.

Thabo Lebethoa, 47, Roodepoort, South Africa; area director, Seminaries and Institutes of Religion; currently serving as high councilor of the Roodepoort South Africa Stake; former bishop, bishopric counselor, high councilor, stake president and mission president; wife: Andronica; four children.

Siyabonga Mkhize, 37, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa; attorney and partner, Shepstone & Wylie Attorneys; currently serving as a branch presidency counselor and as counselor of the South Africa Durban Mission; former bishopric counselor, branch president and stake presidency counselor; wife: Tumeka; three children.

Kenneth Pambu, 44, Freetown, Sierra Leone; manager, Self-Reliance Services; currently serving as stake president of the Freetown Sierra Leone Stake; former bishopric counselor, high councilor and stake presidency counselor; wife: Susan; five children.

Kofi G. Sosu, 53, Kumasi, Ghana; assistant chief technical officer, Town and Country Planning; currently serving as president of the Kumasi Ghana Suame Stake; former bishop, district president, stake presidency counselor and stake president; wife: Linda; seven children.

Chimaroke G. Udeichi, 53, Enugu, Nigeria; founder/CEO, MyVitalz Telehealth; currently serving as elders quorum president of the New Haven Ward; former bishopric counselor, district president, high councilor and stake president; wife: Stella Ebele; four children.

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