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’’little consumer’’ an awareness event in Al- Buraimi


The Department of Consumer Protection in Buraimi has recently organized “Small Consumer” event at the Special Knowledge Caravans School to inculcate a safe consumer culture, within the framework of joint cooperation with the General Directorate of Education in Buraimi. 



The event was carried out by Afra Al-Zaidi, in which children were first introduced to the consumer rights approved by the Consumer Protection law in a way that matches the age level of the children, she also provided  a number of tips that help the little consumer to shop intelligently and with pleasure by writing the shopping list, committing to a certain budget, ensure the validity of food commodities and contents before buying, in addition to not rush during the purchase and exaggerate in buying large quantities of goods due to discounts or misleading advertisements. At the end of the event, she carried out number of the competition that aimed to inculcating the right culture of consumption for the future generation.



 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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