Expedite actions to save Bono language from extinction – House of Chiefs
Pimapim Yaw Kagbrese V, the President of the Bono East Regional House of Chiefs and also Omanhene of Yeji Traditional Area was optimistic the Bono dialect, when officially documented, would help in academic, posterity and cultural recognition of Bono people.
He lauded the initiative and implored initiators of the language documentation project to expedite activities to make it a reality and save the language from extinction.
He pledged full support of the House for that laudable project.
This was when the executives of the Bono Twi Project team paid a courtesy call on the House in Techiman, the regional capital.
It was to brief them on progress made in terms of legal registration at the Registrar General’s Department, certifications and official bank account opening.
He encouraged the team to speed up actions and engage all relevant and key stakeholders as soon as possible to make the dream a reality and save the Bono language from extinction.
The visit sought to seek blessings, guidance and support from the Chiefs to make the initiative a success as well as the establishment of Bono Twi Secretariat to spearhead the course of the project.
Speaking on behalf of the Team, Mr. William Kwasi Sabi, the Board Chairman worried “Bono Twi is the mother dialect of the Akans, but it is unfortunate that Bono Twi is not yet documented”.
Hence, there was the need for the Bono Twi documentation initiative for the benefit of both current and future generations.
The team was working in collaboration with the Ghana Bible Society for the Bono Twi Bible Translation.