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First, this is not a TSA issue. The TSA does not exist in Ghana. This is a matter related to immigration and emigration.
Second, the TSA does not exist in Ghana. Ghana airports have their own security apparatus, which deals with travelers. From that information alone, I have serious concerns about this supposed friend who is attempting to leave Ghana.
Third, neither Ghana nor the United States require payment or cash in hand for anyone to leave Ghana or travel to the US. The cost of a visa to travel to the US costs less than $200. There is no Basic Travel Allowance, not Exit Fee, nothing of the sort.
Note, this is a very common romance scam. You meet someone online and form a relationship. Then, after some time, they tell you they are getting a visa and need money. Then it gradually progresses to asking for more money, claiming it is needed to be able to come to the US. That is not the case. There is no such fee other than the visa application fee.
Here is information on these scam, from the US embassy in Accra Ghana: http://ghana.usembassy.gov/romance_scam.html
And here is information from the Ghana immigration authorities as well: http://www.ghanaimmigration.org/FAQ.html
So I highly recommend that you do not send any money to this person, and to stop all communications with the person all together. It seems they are trying to take advantage of you.
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