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‏Awareness lectures for MOE staff in Rustaq

22/05/2018

The Department of Consumer Protection in Rastaq has recently held two awareness lectures for the staff of the General Directorate of Education in South Batinah Governorate as part of the awareness and education programs provided by the Public Authority for Consumer Protection to all segments of society and to enable the principle of cooperation between governmental and private institutions.
 

 


The first lecture was presented by Salim bin Mohammed Al-Abri, the director of the department, in which he defined the rights of the consumer, how to use the electronic guide to select the most suitable goods and prices. He also reviewed some articles of the Consumer Protection Law and its executive regulations. He touched on how to identify the original goods from counterfeit ones and their risks to the consumer, and the mechanism of reporting to the Authority.
The second lecture presented by Saud bin Ali Al-Hamrashdi, head of the Market Regulation and Control Section, dealt with the rules of shopping in Ramadan in terms of how to plan properly and smartly before going shopping, follow the steps of preparing a list of purchases, make sure of promotional offers and not get stuck behind them especially during Ramadan. The lecture also addressed the choice of the most appropriate time to buy to save money and effort and suit the individual needs of materials, stressing the retention of the purchase invoice to review purchases and preserve the right of the consumer in the event of damage to the commodity and the preservation of the right to replace and restore, and also confirmed the dates of validity of products to ensure its safety.
At the end of the two lectures, a number of publications were distributed to participants.
 

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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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