June 3 disaster – A year on.

Today marks a year since the flood and fire disaster that took away several lives. For the victims and their families, the tragic effects of this disaster are irreversible.

In the aftermath of this disaster we, as Ghanaians, stood united in one voice saying, “NEVER AGAIN!” should such a tragedy befall this great nation of ours. Yet, till this day our attitude of disposing refuse in drains and building houses in water ways has not stopped.

To forestall similar disasters in the future, there is the need for an attitudinal change among Ghanaians. A change in our individual attitudes on maintenance and the environment will have a collective impact on the country’s development. As we mark this day, let us remember that the events of June 3 could have been prevented, hence, the need for our collective effort to prevent the re-occurrence of such a tragedy.