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(In Touch with You) continues visits to the mountain villages in Liwa and Saham

17/10/2017


(In Touch with You) initiative continued its activities, in a visit by the initiative women team to “Rahab” and “Al-Luhaiban” villages, this initiative is organized by the Directorate General of Consumer Protection in Al-Batinah North Governorate, to raise the level of consumer culture among the women in these villages.

 

In the village of Rahab, the team presented an awareness lecture regarding the materials in touch with the food, the lecture covered an introduction of PACP and its role in consumer protection, an intro about glass, plastic, and tin and an intro of the materials that are safe to use.
The lecture shed the light on the types of plastic and the meaning of the symbols on the plastic and, an introduction on the proper way of using tin. The lecture included a mini exhibition of the fake and counterfeit commodities as well as commodities that were pulled off the markets with the reason for that action.
The team paid a visit to Al-Luhaiban village and met with the women community, the team also organized some functions including a lecture titled (Rights and Duties of the Consumers) which covered the rights and duties as stipulated by the Consumer Protection Law, safe shopping steps such as reading the warranty and the after-sale service papers. The lecture included an introduction of the importance of agreements and contracts when it comes to rendering a service. PACP awareness publications were distributed as well.
Notably, this initiative is organized by the Directorate General of Consumer Protection in Al-Batinah North Governorate to reinforce full awareness regarding consumer protection in the mountain villages of the governorate and will go on till February 2018, as a part of PACP’s relentless efforts to get in touch with the consumers directly, and raise their consumer awareness through all means available.

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CONSUMER LINE

 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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