Private Osei Owusu of the Ghana Military Police is in trouble for joining the “Kalyppo buzz” on social media. He is currently under investigations by the military high command for taking a Kalyppo selfie.
According to the public relations officer of the Army, Colonel Aggrey Quarshie the military uniform and for that matter “military accoutrement” is the property of the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) and thus anybody who wants to use it for the personal purpose must apply for clearance.
“Your picture does not belong to you, and you are not supposed to do anything with it,” he said in an interview myjoyonline.com.
He further added that Private Osei-Owusu is undergoing investigations because of his action is also wrong. “The timing of his picture coincided with a political event, and people might consider that as a declaration of his allegiance to a political party.”
The GAF per their regulations must not take sides on issues relating to politics, religion, etc.
A picture of Private Owusu dressed in his military police outfit clutching the Kalyppo drink circulated social media, barely three days after a picture of the flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo sipping the fruit juice went viral on the same platform.