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‏Barka: “Consumer protection in Barka receives several school students

27/03/2017

‏Consumer Protection, Barka, welcomed several students recently from Khawla Bint Tho’ba, Amro Bin Al-Jamooh and Abdulla Bit Wahab schools for basic education to spread an awareness message that PACP is working to achieve.

 

‏During their visit, the students learned about PACP jurisdictions and the objectives as well as the role it plays to protect the consumers’ rights and look after their interests. The students also learned about the seized and the withdrawn goods from the markets, as well as the reasons leading to the withdrawal of these goods, in addition to expired goods and goods that are incompatible to the norms and traditions among others in the exhibition.
‏The students were introduced to the administration and its working mechanisms
‏At the end of the visit, the awareness leaflets were distributed to the students.

 

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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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