“It makes no sense” – Michael Blackson laments on high rate of customs fees in Ghana


Ghanaian comedian, Michael Blackson has called out the Ghana Revenue Authority for charging exorbitant fees.

Michael took to his verified Twitter page to reveal that he had shipped things from the United States of America to Ghana in order to help his cousins who don’t have jobs.

Michael claims that the clothes he bought were worth $10,000, but customs asked him to pay another $10,000 for clearance fees or the items would be auctioned off.

“I have cousins in Ghana with no jobs and no income. Because the country lacked jobs, they wanted to open a store if I could help.

“I purchased about $10k of items and when they arrived thru DHL, customs said they will need to pay $10k to retrieve them. IT MAKES NO SENSE @GhanaRevenue,” he fumed.

Speaking further, he advised people abroad to be prepared to spend so much on shipping to Ghana.

“If you are planning on shipping anything to Ghana, be prepared to pay a duty fee as high as the thing you shipped and if you don’t pick them up in a timely fashion they will auction your belongings. Why @GhanaRevenue?