Scores of people besieged the State Warehouse at the Tema Port where a public auction of general goods was underway on Thursday
Items ranging from spare parts, computers and food items which had been confiscated to the state following the inability of the owners (importers) to clear them were on sale.
The move, according to the Head of Auction Unit at Customs,
The Customs Division of the GRA had targeted to raise a revenue of GHc4 billion for the month of November and
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In an unusual fashion, bidders gathered at the frontage of the State Warehouse where a Customs official called out an item and the auctioneer asked for bids.
The bidders screamed out their offers in a move to outbid each other.
Successful bidders were issued with a payment chit which mandated them to make payments within two days as against previous arrangements where successful bidders made payments within 14 days.
Some bidders complained about the auction process and described it as unfair since they were not able to win any bids.