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‏Al-Sharqiyah North: various awareness activities for school students

17/10/2018



‏The Consumer Protection Department in Al-Sharqiyah North has organized a lecture on the Consumer Protection Law and its Executive Bylaws for the students of Rokaya Primary School in Badia State, within the framework of the awareness plan aimed at spreading consumer and legal awareness among different segments of society.

 

 

The lecture included a number of topics, including the definition of some concepts and legal terminology, including: consumer, advertiser, supplier, commodities and service, circulation as well as a definition of the misleading advertising, the defect and standard specifications and others. The eight consumer rights and some legal provisions of the Consumer Protection Law were also explained, in addition to the definition of counterfeited and corrupt goods as stipulated in the Consumer Protection Law and its Executive Regulations and the mechanism for identifying them.
‏The department received a group of students from Al-Yahmudi School for Basic Education in wilayat of Ibra where they learned during the visit about the work of the department and a presentation was displayed that included a simple explanation of the process of purchase and the stages of purchase in a language suitable to their age and by displaying a number of images. The presentation also included a cultural competition containing some concepts related to consumer protection.
 

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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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