The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) has issued a stern warning to the general public against the unauthorized use of military-pattern uniforms and accoutrements. The warning comes after the GAF observed that some protesters during recent demonstrations in Accra were dressed in military-pattern camouflage uniforms and other accoutrements.
The GAF reminded the public that the National Liberation Council Decree (NLCD) 177 of 1967, which is still in force, prohibits the wearing or use of military uniforms, equipment, or accoutrements by anyone who is not a member of the Armed Forces of Ghana.
The GAF also warned that criminals often use military uniforms to impersonate military personnel and commit crimes. This can create a sense of insecurity in the country and tarnish the image of the military.
The GAF said it will henceforth arrest anyone found wearing military uniforms without authorization. The GAF called on the general public to cooperate in curbing the use of military uniforms and accoutrements, especially during protests.
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