Saturday, 01 April

GAF embarks on stringent measures to deal with unauthorised use of military uniforms

General News

The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) has served notice that it is embarking on more stringent measures in accordance with the law and its rules of engagement, to appropriately deal with the growing menace of individuals and various groups, using military pattern clothing, equipment and other accoutrement in the country.

GAF said it is putting in these extra measures following disclosures and investigations which indicate that some miscreants have been deliberately acquiring military pattern clothing and equipment including guns, for diabolical reasons thereby escalating tension in some communities and also placing the Ghana Armed Forces in disrepute.

A recent case in point cited by GAF in a statement was the arrest of a man in Bawku engaged in the re-spraying of a vehicle in military pattern colours on Wednesday 21 December 2022.

Also, it said reports indicate some persons dressed in military pattern and military colours shades of clothing have been allegedly engaged in several criminal activities towards the end of last year and early this month.

These incidents according to the statement have led to unsubstantiated allegations and circulation of false information in the media that military personnel were rather responsible for these acts.

The statement assured the public that its personnel are putting in all efforts to fish out these alleged perpetrators who wear military pattern clothing and use military equipment to commit crimes and to deceive the unsuspecting public.

“These miscreants and imposters are derailing the immense role the Ghana Armed Forces is playing in order to secure the country, restore normalcy to some conflict-prone areas, and to deter crime in various parts of the country,” it added.

GAF is calling for support from all Ghanaians as it puts in measures to curb the sale, wearing of military uniforms and use of military grade equipment by unauthorised persons.

Source: Mensah