A lot of goods are cheaper or better in Lome than in Accra: alcohol for instance.
You find more in supermarkets in Lome, so I often go to Lome for shopping.
Unfortunately, I should pay taxes on what I bring. I already pay too much taxes to police, customs, etc, so I ask a local guy to carry my bags with my food and bottles. As a local Ewe, they don't control what he is carrying. On the other side, I take my bag and give him money. He is making his day and his very happy.
I don't have to discuss with customs officers and I am also very happy.
Driving from Accra to the Togo border takes you through the countryside in Ghana with scattered settlement. The rural parts outside Aflao have small shops and shoppingstalls along the road.