EMPLOYMENT MINISTER VISITS MARWAKO LIMITED.
The Minister for Employment and Labour Relations and MP for Sunyani West, Hon. Ignatius Baffour Awuah paid a visit to the Marwako Fast Food Limited at Abelemkpe in Accra to confirm media reports on an expatriate who was alleged to have splashed grinded pepper into a Ghanaian female staff’s face.
Arriving at the location, accompanied by the Minister for Gender and Social Protection, Hon. Otiko Afisah Djaba, Dr.Yaw Baah, Secretary-General of the Trades Union Congress (TUC) and some staff of the Employment Ministry, the Hon. Minister condemned the act and further described it as barbaric, and a practice which should not be entertained at all.
The Minister called on Ghanaians, especially law enforcers to check such incidents, adding that Marwako could not be the only hospitality joint faced with this incident and that other restaurants, hotels and fast food joints practice such inhuman acts against their fellow Ghanaian workers.
Hon. Baffour Awuah called on the management and staff of Marwako Fast Food to liaise with the Employment and Labour Relations, as well as the Gender and Social Protection Ministries to resolve the situation.
Adding her voice, the Minister for Gender and Social Protection, Hon. Otiko Afisah Djaba, expressed disappointment on the incident and noted that on the occasion of the International Women’s Day and Ghana’s celebration of its 60th Anniversary, the nation has come that far not to tolerate such inhuman acts against Ghanaian women.
She indicated however that the perpetrator would be made to face the full rigors of the law.
Meanwhile, Hon. Ignatius Baffour Awuah has tasked the Labour Department to conduct further investigations into the issue and present a report within one week, while also allowing the police to handle the aspect of criminality.