The Bureau of Ghana languages in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism,Arts and Culture today observed the International Mother Tongue Day at a colourful ceremony in Accra.
The day is celebrated on every February 21, this year’s celebration was on the theme:`Linguistic diversity and multilingualism count for sustainable development”.
The objective of the celebration was to drum home the importance of Ghanaian languages and its associate benefits to the country.
The Minister of Tourism Catherine Afeku joined by the board members of Bureau of Ghana languages and some linguistics lecturers gave credence to law adding that the local languages in Ghana helped in its national development. The minister in her statement point to the fact that the local languages brings about peace ,foster unity and development among Ghanaians.
Madam Catherine Afeku urged Ghanaians to celebrate diversity in languages and that the peace the country was enjoying is as a result of tolerance people have for each other in the area of the various languages
She urged the Bureau of Ghana languages to liaise with the private sector to see how best they can use technology to develop the local languages and that is about time they make their presence felt.
Source: Kwesi Sarpong