The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) has issued a release to remind and inform the general public of the legality or otherwise of the proper use of military uniforms and accoutrement.
The notice, issued on Friday, June 14th, 2019, by Commander La-Anyane of the Directorate of Public Relations (DPR), General Headquarters (GHQ), Burma Camp, said “The Ghana Armed Forces has observed that despite the numerous public education and warnings issued to the general public to desist from the wearing of military uniforms, especially by religious leaders and artists, the trend appears to be on the increase”.
“This state of affairs is in outright contravention of the National Liberation Council Decree 177 of 1967, which is still in force”, the statement continued.
“It must be noted that besides the illegality of the use of military uniforms, accoutrement and equipment by unauthorized persons or group of persons, the tendency of unauthorized persons with criminal motives to use these items to impersonate, outwit and outsmart the unsuspecting public and the security apparatus to perpetrate crime, cannot be underestimated”.
The release concludes, “The Ghana Armed Forces, therefore, wish to advise the general public once again, especially religious leaders and artists, to desist from wearing and the use of military uniforms and accoutrement. Those who violate this law will be arrested and taken through due process of the law”.