Michael Blackson blasts GRA and Ghana Ports over ridiculous clearing duty fees
Michael Blackson, an actor and comedian who was born in Ghana and now lives in the United States, has recently taken to Twitter and Instagram to complain about how expensive it is to clear products in Ghana.
Blackson’s outbursts happened because DHL asked him to pay an outrageous fee to get items through Ghana’s customs.
The actor from “Coming to America” is perplexed as to why the amount of money spent on customs fees is comparable to the cost of the actual items.
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 ?
— Michael Blackson (@MichaelBlackson) December 7, 2022
“I have cousins living in Ghana who are unemployed and have no source of income. They intended to build a business with my assistance because there was a shortage of employment in the nation.
When the package came through DHL, the customs office informed me that, in order to get the products I had purchased for around $10,000, they would want a payment of $10,000 from me. “I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT,” he said on Twitter.
Blackson, who looked upset, said that he knows this problem may also be happening in other third-world countries and that he is willing to help find a solution.
I’m sure that folks in other third-world nations are experiencing something similar to this. “It’s not fair to the people of Ghana, but don’t worry, we’ll figure this out and correct it,” he continued.
I have no doubt that folks in other third-world nations are experiencing something similar to this. Don’t worry about it, we’ll get this sorted out because it’s not right for the people of Ghana. @GhanaRevenue
Blackson, on the other hand, has complained about the falling value of the Ghanaian cedi and asked that the government find a better way to help people keep their standard of living.
“As if things weren’t bad enough, the exchange rate for our money increased from $1 to 5 cedis to $1 to 15 cedis. Our people are in distress, and the less fortunate residents in our area have no means of subsistence. In a second tweet, he made the following statement: “Let’s find a better approach to supporting our people in Ghana.”