In 1958 it was converted into a Department under the Ministry of Information. It was later transferred from the Ministry of Information to the Ministry of Education in 1963. The Bureau has since 1st. December, 1989 been under the National Commission on Culture by the PNDC Law 238.
The Bureau of Ghana Languages is a government institution involved in the educational and cultural effort of the nation. It is a unique institution because, as a government publishing house, it is the only institution of its kind that publishes exclusively in Ghanaian languages.
Profile Of Organisation
The Bureau of Ghana Languages (BGL) is the focal point for the development, promotion, orthographic control and learning of Ghanaian languages and other cultural aspects. It also influences Government Policies on Ghanaian languages through the co-ordination of all agencies involved in promoting Ghanaian languages.
It presently operates in eleven Government-sponsored languages, namely: Akuapem Twi, Asante Twi, Ewe, Mfantse, Ga, Dangme and Nzema at the Headquarters in Accra and Dagbani, Dagaare, Gonja and Kasem at the Tamale branch office.
The Headquarters is located at North Kanda (Kawokudi), behind the 37 Military Hospital on the National Disaster Management Organisation, (NADMO) road and directly adjacent to the AYAWASO office of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (A.M.A.)
The Tamale office which serves as a regional office and headed by a Deputy Director is located at the Education Ridge.
An institution that provides effective and excellent services for the development, promotion, orthographic control and learning of Ghanaian languages and other cultural aspects through pragmatic strategies and influencing government policies.
The mission of the Bureau of Ghana Languages is to provide services in Ghanaian languages to individuals, organizations, institutions and the general public through research into Ghanaian languages, writing, translation of non-local language documents, assessment, editing and publication of documents in Ghanaian languages and to influence government policies on Ghanaian languages.