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#BoycottMarwako Social media campaign to shun restaurant chain grows following employee abuse

With the hashtags, #BoycottMarwako and #NoMarwako, Ghanaians on social media have been expressing outrage about the latest incident of employee abuse.

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An online campaign to boycott the services of Marwako is gaining traction on social media. The campaign follows the arrest of a supervisor at the La branch of the restaurant after he forced an employee’s face into pepper.

The Lebanese national, whose named has been given as Jihad Chaaban, is alleged to have locked the employee, a 25 year old women in a room after the incident to prevent her from going to the police to report.

READ ALSO: Lebanese dips Ghanaian employee's face into blended pepper

There have been numerous incidents of abuse of Ghanaians in foreign-owned businesses. In March 2016, Young Gyu Lee, a Korean national and the chief executive officer of the PeterPan restaurant was charged with assault after he slapped a Ghanaian employee with hot pizza.

With the hashtags, #BoycottMarwako and #NoMarwako, Ghanaians on social media have been expressing outrage about the latest incident of employee abuse.

Lebanese businesses have a long history of operation in Ghana, as far back as the colonial era.

READ ALSO: Senior MP outraged by assault on Ghanaian workers by foreign employers

Below are a sample of tweets and posts on the incident.








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