Our shipment arrived at the airport Monday. Any lingering hope of seeing it delivered this week died with this most recent message from the school…
Please be informed that in order to receive your personal effects first we must go to Airport Cargo Section and pick up the original Airway Bill. Tamiru, one of our motor pool staff, will do this. Then we will take it to Ministry of Foreign Affairs along with a note requesting an import permit. For your Duty Free privilege, Ministry of Foreign Affairs will write a letter to Customs Authority to waive any taxes for your shipment. We will contact a clearing agent on your behalf. All charges which will come from the clearing agent will be invoiced to you.
On the bright side, I sure am glad that the school helps its teachers with this process. And that it’s not raining anymore.