Bad News For Those of Us Who Shop Second Hand Stores in Ghana…

Ghana plans to enforce a ban on the sale of second-hand underwear beginning in February, an official said on Monday, citing the health risks involved in the hawking of the garments by street vendors.  “We are collaborating with the Ghana Standard Board to halt the importation of second-hand underwear into the country as a measure to promote good health and reduce government?s expenditure on health,” said Appiah Donyinah, director of import and export at the trade ministry.  The enforcement of the ban on imports and sales in the West African nation would extend to other used goods as well, including mattresses, handkerchiefs, socks and pants, he said.

That’s no good.  Where am I going to find undergarments now?


2 thoughts on “Bad News For Those of Us Who Shop Second Hand Stores in Ghana…

  1. AaronM 30 Nov 2010 at 6:07 pm

    Japanese vending machines! I believe they outlawed the famous “used schoolgirl panty” machines, but I believe you can still buy clean underwear from machines, as well as live lobster IIRC


    • Jim 30 Nov 2010 at 6:10 pm

      fantastic! why can’t america come up with such useful things?


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