www.3news.com has gathered from some travelers who use the newly opened Terminal 3 of the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) that they are required to declare their food including gari to some representatives of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture at a flat fee GHȻ 50 in return for a phyto-certificate.
Our source observed the practice may have been new because some travelers initially resented making any payment until they were talked into paying by some officials at the Airport.
According to officials from the Agric Ministry stationed at the Airport, the practice of travelers having to declare their plants, plant parts, plant products and other regulated items has been in existence for the past four years but only became prominent when the Terminal 3 was opened.
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