The Ministry of Defence and Veteran Affairs has noted with concern the increasing number of civilians in military insignia that are a preserve of the security forces.
Defence Spokesperson, Brig Gen Felix Kulayigye, said such insignia include; berets, lanyards, and clothing.
“Section 160 of the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces Act, 2005 subsection 2. part (c) prohibits none members of the Security Forces from receiving, possessing, selling or delivering any such attire mentioned above, among others,” Kulayigye said in a statement Friday.
According to him, the Uganda Gazette under General Notice No 1013 of 2019, dated 18 September 2019 issued a notice describing and prohibiting members of the public from donning military wears and decorations or so nearly resembling them.
“We wish to again warn those individuals donning these items mentioned,” he said.
He added: “Failure to comply with this warning will invite legal action to the concerned individuals. Thank you for the usual cooperation that is typical of Ugandans.”