Consumer Protection Barka recently participated in the 20th winter camp for girl guides, held under the theme “Communication, growth, impact”. The camp was held in the Sultan Qaboos Scout Camp in Al Malada. The participation comes within PACP efforts to spread awareness and participate with various activities serving the community.
PACP participated by giving a lecture on the consumer’s rights and duties, presented by Mr. Yousuf Al Riyami, Assistant Director of Administration, during which he discussed several topics, including an introduction of the consumer rights stipulated by the law, including the right to know, the right to listen, the right for security, and the right for free choice, in addition to the right of getting an invoice in Arabic, along with other rights per the applicable legislations. He discussed the sale invoice, stressing the importance of reading the guarantee booklet, after sale service, significance of contracts and agreements when contracting for service, and the consumer’s duties while buying like verifying the date of expiry and contents.
The participation also included an awareness corner exhibiting goods taken from the market, with items passed their date of expiry, goods with immoral pictures, and cigarettes inconsistent with the specifications and measurements, in addition to genuine products and their counterfeited counterpart to educate the consumers on how to identify between them, and in conclusion PACP distributed several publications on the authority and to disseminate the culture of consumption amongst the community.