Gender Minister Otiko Afisa Djaba has ordered a probe into the inhumane treatment inflicted on a Ghanaian worker at the Abelenkpe branch of Marwako by a Lebanese supervisor.
Otiko who was accompanied by the Labour minister on a visit to the premises of Marwako Tuesday said she has given the labour ministry a week to submit their report on the incident.
A kitchen staffer, Evelyn Boakye, who works at the Abelenkpe branch of Marwako Fast Food Limited, had her face dipped into pepper paste by her boss Jihad Chaaban last week.
The treatment has attracted widespread condemnation, especially on social media, leading to the creation of a hashtag #boycottMarwako.
Meanwhile, the expatriate has in a statement apologized to Ghanaians for his conduct and asked for forgiveness.
“I wish personally to sincerely apologise to you for the incident on the night of 26 February 2017 at our Ablenkpe place of work,” he said in a letter.
“True to God, all I sought to do was to point you to something I found wrong. I admit I was angry a bit at the moment and saw you panic and accidentally resulting in the pepper splashing onto your face.I very sincerely regret the incident and apologise to you,” he said in a statement.