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Consumer Protection: More than 5000 notifications in 2016 Topped by foodstuff sector
The report by the D. G. of Studies and Development, PACP, on the statistics indicators for 2016, indicated 5883 notifications in 2016.
Adjudication against an expatriate for practicing pharmacist without license
Primery Court, Mudheibi, recently issued a verdict against an expatriate for selling medicines not registered with the Ministry of Health and prejudice to the public morals, and for practicing unlicensed profession, and decided to impose a fine of OMR 1,000 and 6 months imprisonment, followed by permanent deportation and seizure and destruction of the confiscated goods.
To increase awareness amongst the new generations Consumer Protection Sur organizes an awareness programme on e-shopping
Consumer Protection Sharqiya South recently organized an awareness programme for a number of schools in the governorate, to celebrate the Gulf Consumer Week. The programme aimed to increase awareness in consumer protection issues, and included lectures with the theme “e-shopping”.
With several activities and events Consumer Protection concludes the Gulf Consumer Week 2017
OACP closed the curtain on the 12th Gulf Consumer Week celebrated throughout Oman. This year celebrations came under the theme “Towards Safe e-Shopping for the Consumer” in conjunction with AGCC countries.
Launching Nizwa Souk Smoke Free and Health Promoting Restaurants campaigns in Dakhliya
Consumer Protection, Governorate of Al Dakhliya, participated in the launch of “Nizwa Souk Smoke Free and Health Promoting Restaurants” initiatives under the auspice of H.
Awareness lecture to the students of Al Manara School for basic education in Sharqiya North
Consumer Protection, Sharqiya North, organized a lecture for the students of Al Manara School for basic education in the Wilayat of Al Mudeibi, to introduce the PACP and its roles in serving the consumers.
Arab Smart Government Competition Consumer Protection wins two awards for “e-consumer guide” and “Tawasul Programme”
The efforts of the PACP were crowned with two awards in the Arab Smart Government Competition, for the “e-consumer guide” and “Tawasul”. The ceremony was held in Cairo, Egypt, under to auspice of H. E. Dr. Hala Alsaid, minister of planning, follow up and administrative reform, and was attended by a large number of ministers, undersecretaries and invitees.
The Court of Appeal supports the conviction in the case of rotten rice
The Penal Circuit in the Court of Appeal in Rustaq issued its verdict in the case that occupied the community lately, and was widely circulated in the social media as the rotten rice, since the Consumer Protection Barka apprehended the accused while manipulating the packaging of 22 tons of rice, and seized the packaging equipment.
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No one imagined that greed and deviousness would reach such a staggering level that thought exist only in movies and investigative drama shows , yet it became a stark reality when some merchants sought to make a profit on the account of health and safety of the young and adults alike utilizing the God-given intellect that they posses into destruction and evil instead of serving public good , the devious plan used ( Back to school ) season by carving holes inside books and hiding chewing tobacco inside in away from the inspectors notice targeting the younger generation with these destructive materials that effect the health , mind and safety of our kids .
The Judicial officers noticed that consumers come very frequently to a specific shop during one of the inspection tours which raised their suspicions to strengthening the monitoring and follow up on that matter , students were spotted in the shop as well , the Officers expediently intervened to inspect the shop , the inspection did not reveal anything at first , however , the officers noticed a stack of books and decided to inspect it , surprisingly , they found more than 600 pouches of chewing tobacco on its way to be sold and distributed on consumers and students , the officers immediately issued a violation and referred the case to the General Prosecution to deal with the matter as per the Law
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