Talk:First Swahili office suite released in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
I, Pingswept, sent questions to Alberto Escudero-Pascual, and he replied. The full text of his response is included in the article, with a few minor copyedits. I have no previous connection to Mr. Escudero-Pascual. Pingswept 02:22, 7 Mar 2005 (UTC)
Another email obtained by Pingswept that was not used in the article
Forwarded to Wikinews by Alberto Escudero-Pascual
Originally written by David Sawe, Director of Management Information Systems Division at the President’s Office in Tanzania
> Last Monday morning, a spectacular event was held at the University to > launch Jambo OpenOffice. The Guests of Honour on that occasion were the > Prime Minister of the United Republic of Tanzania, Hon. Frederick T. Sumaye, > the Ambassador of Sweden H.E. Tolvald Akesson, and the Minister of Higher > Education, Science and Technology, Hon Pius Ngw'andu. > > In his keynote speech (delivered in Kiswahili), the Prime Minister > congratulated the University of Dar es Salaam for taking the initiative to > keep the Kiswahili language alive and pertinent so that it may be used as an > instrument of learning in this dynamic age. In a nutshell, his speech had > the following highlights: he noted that such localisation efforts are > enabling people to gain access to knowledge resources more intuitively and > affordably, as they will no longer need to first learn another language -- > something that has always been a barrier to local productivity. He pledged > the Government's support for such initiatives and also invited experts to > offer guidance to the Government.
Just saw that it is written that South Africa has 9 official languages, but the correct number is 11. (Page was blocked for editing, so I couldn't correct it)
- rephrased to fix. thanks! Doldrums 13:19, 2 August 2006 (UTC)