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‏‪...‬Coinciding with World Consumer Day ‏Consumer Protection Sur and Dhofar celebrate the occasion


‏Consumer Protection in Sur and Dhofar organized several awareness activities, coinciding with the World Consumer Day, in order to increase awareness for consumer rights.


‏The directorate of Sharqiya South organize awareness programmes at the Lubaba bint Al Haris and Qaqa bin Amro schools for basic education, with a lecture titled “The consumer rights in the digital age” with several topics including introduction to the consumer e-guide and how to benefit from it, introduction to e-shopping and important features and challenges, mechanism to submit complaints and reports and how can the students protect themselves from the negative impact of e-shopping. The lecture concluded with the distribution of publications and leaflets.

‏To celebrate the same occasion, the directorate of Dhofar organized an event in the Baleed Mall, Salalah, to increase the consumer awareness about the rights and ways for safe e-shopping, and the event included several awareness kiosks and exhibitions, in addition to the young consumer corner targeting the new generations, with a miniature exhibition for original and counterfeited products with an introduction of how to differentiate between them, and several goods taken from the market for violating the approved standards and specifications. The event also included a corner for lodging complaints and introduction to the services provided to the consumers, in addition to educational and entertaining competitions and distribution of leaflets and gifts.


 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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