An Association of Professional Translators and Interpreters in Rwanda was launched on Sunday as part of continuous efforts to promote ethics and Professionalism in the field of Linguistic Translation and Interpretation.
According to the officials, launching RAPTI (Rwanda Association of Professional Translators and Interpreters) will put an end to the profession’s disarrays which are due to the lack of the Governing body for those who are doing the work of Translating and Interpreting.
The Association is the first of its kind in Rwanda.
According to Marcellin Habumuremyi, the brain behind the Association said “The aim of the Association is to bring together all translators and Interpreters here in Rwanda, and to protect the Professional Interests of the members while at the same time ensure that quality translation and Interpretation services are provided to clients.”
Habumuremyi added that RAPTI encourages the proper use of the country’s official languages namely Kinyarwanda, French, English and Swahili.
RAPTI will be also contributing to the training of competent translators among other services.
Habumuremyi urges those who are in the translation and Interpretation profession to come and join the Association which, he says, “is an opportunity of being legally recognized as members of the Association while at the same time it will ease the flow of the partners ‘support and get an International recognition as professional Translators and Interpreters.”
Soon the RAPTI will launch a public website where people will be able to identify professional translators and Interpreters with their profiles and contacts.
For those Interested to join RAPTI can contact the Association on: +250 788697439 or by E-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org