Popular Ghanaian Blogger, Israel Boafo Bansah has recounted how he paid GHS1,200 to Ghana customs as tax on the purchase of his brand new iPhone 11 Pro Max which was shipped into the country a couple of days ago.
“I decided to get the iPhone 11 Pro Max after thieves made away with my two phones.
Due to the fact that the phone was not immediately available in Ghana, I decided to let a friend purchase from the USA and send me but the courier and the ridiculous customs charges alone which could have purchased me additional more phones here made me believe this is one of the worst decisions I’ve made in recent times.
After I paid $350 for Fedex expedite delivery which was scheduled to reach me on the 10th October, I got it on 16th October with no explanation.
When I thought the delay was the only thing I had to deal with, customs slapped me with nearly GHS1,200 taxes, whaaaat. This is just a common phone for personal use. So what’s the difference between transporting a phone by air in person which is totally free and by courier service like FedEx or DHL? I thought duty on phones were even scrapped or reduced years ago.
It has really become increasingly unbearable living in this country.
Shatta wale got it spot on, this country is really a total village.”
Israel Boafo Bansah was in the news recently after paying fees for 3 University students.