Hon. Peter Lanchene Toobu, the Member of Parliament for the Wa West Constituency has disclosed that there is no law in the 1992 constitution that prohibits the wearing of military camouflage by civilians in the country.
According to him, the purchasing and wearing of the replicas of military camouflage by civilians is not a not crime.
His comments come after some executives of the NDC who accompanied Former President John Mahama were questioned by the military on why they wore military camouflages.
“If the wearing of the replicas is a crime, the government would have put measures in place to ban the importation of these military camouflage replicas we have on the markets,’’ he stated in an interview on Citi FM monitored by 1Family Radio.
He elucidated that military personnel wear their camouflage for identification just like the police officers also were their uniform to show that they are officers. He added that the uniform is a representation of who they are therefore they have the right to question any civilian who is found in the army uniform.
Mr. Toobu however indicated that there is nothing illicit about the wearing of the army uniform apart from the questioning by the military to prevent impersonation.
“Wearing of camouflage by civilians is not a crime because there is no law that bans the importation of camouflage into the country,’’ he hinted.