Ghana Institute of Linguistics Literacy and Bible Translation completes translation of New Testament Bible in language spoken by people of Nyagbo

By Lorlornyofm March 4, 2021 01:19

Ghana Institute of Linguistics Literacy and Bible Translation (GILBT) has translated the New Testament Bible to Tutrugu, the language spoken by the chiefs and people of Nyagbo Traditional Area.

The completed work was launched and dedicated on Sunday, February 28, 2021 at a ceremony held at Nyagbo Gagbefe in the Afadjato South District.

In his welcome address, the Paramount Chief of Nyagbo Traditional Area, Ashui Gbagbla Nyagasi V, expressed gratitude to organizations and individuals who played various roles towards the success of the project.

He called on the people of Nyagbo Traditional Area who are predominantly Christians to patronize their version of the New Testament Bible for a better understanding of the word.

Ashui Gbagbla Nyagasi V, who was the chairman of the occasion appealed to churches to attempt translating the Liturgy into Titrigu.

The Executive Director of GILBT, Sylvester Kwame Nkrumah, encouraged the people of the area to purchase and read copies of the Bible to bring the desired transformation into their individual lives and their communities at large.  

He indicated GILBT has completed the translation of the Bible and the New Testament to14 and 20 Ghanaian languages respectively adding 15 Old Testament and four New Testament translation projects are ongoing.

The Manager, Nyalota Cluster Project, Michael Serchie, who spoke to Lorlornyo News on the sidelines of the programme said preparation works towards the project commenced in the 1970s adding translation which started in 2013 took the team seven years to complete.

He identified financial constraint and the failure of a number of learned individuals to recognize the importance of the project as some challenges faced.

He applauded the Chiefs and People of Nyagbo, the translators, churches and pastors who worked towards the success of the project.

Source: Geoffery Gah-Mensah

By Lorlornyofm March 4, 2021 01:19
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