One of the most catastrophic disasters ever to hit Ghana was recorded on June 3 last year when a fatal combination of flood and fire struck the Goil filling station at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle in Accra and claimed over 150 lives.
As Ghanaians mark the first anniversary that doomsday tomorrow, many are yet to come to terms with the losses they incurred that day. And as if losing several lives was not enough, properties running into millions of Ghana cedis were reduced to ashes too.
A former employee of Asokore Mampong Municipal Assembly in the Ashanti region, Faisal Dauda, has marked the anniversary of June 3rd with an artwork that literally embodies the memories of that night. Dauda who resigned from his job created the artwork using plastics from the debris from the scene of the incident.
The artwork is a representation of the man carrying a charred lifeless body with a lot of rubbish floating about. It describes the effort made by fire service personnel who tried to save some of the victims.
Speaking to Citi FM, Faisal Dauda expressed no regret at all for resigning from his job saying: “I was a worker at the Asokore Mampong Municipal Assembly which is in Asawase Constituency in the Ashanti Region. So after I came out with the idea, I decided to resign because it needs much research and time, I can no longer work at the assembly.”
The artist further stated that he had decided to put a lot more time into art and was ready to transpose his knowledge to others if the necessary support was offered him.