Ghanaians to read and speak the Bible in local dialect
7/19/2012 1:02:43 AM -
Adum-Kumasi (Ash), July 18, GNA - Reverend Charles Adu-Twumasi, Northern Sector Manager of the Bible Society of Ghana, has said the body would continue to encourage Ghanaians to read and speak the Bible in local languages.
This, he said this would raise the standards of the mother-tongue and enrich the Ghanaian culture.
Rev Adu-Twumasi gave the assurance at this year's Annual Bible Reading Marathon, organised by the Society in Kumasi on the theme: 'The Bible, God's Standard for Leadership.'
He said the event was a re-invention of an old tradition in Biblical days, when Levites and Priests were encouraged to read the Bible aloud to people to hear, (Nehemiah chapter 8).
He said the programme was also aimed at creating awareness in contemporary times, on the relevance of the Bible in all aspects of human activities, and also served as a platform to display how God speaks in various languages to His people.
'One way of acknowledging and appreciating God's blessings for a nation, was to create a wider platform to show case His blessings of peace, prosperity and security in our homeland Ghana,' he added.
The week-long event saw thousands of people taking turns to read the Bible loudly from Genesis to Revelation in various foreign languages including German, French, Spanish, Greek, as well as all the local tongues.