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(Our summer is remarkable with consumers): an awareness campaign in Sur

15/08/2017

The Consumer Protection Department in Sur has recently organized an awareness campaign titled (Our summer is remarkable with consumers) to raise the awareness of the visitors of the tourist attractions in the governorate regarding the safe consumer culture. The campaign is set to last for two consecutive weeks.

 

Through the campaign, visitors were familiarized with the consumers rights and duties, the importance of reading the information labels, dates of production and expiration, banned substances, substances that do not comply with the standards and specification and how to lodge a complaint or and report in case of a violation of consumers rights. The campaign also covered the necessity of knowing the date of tire manufacturing and validity and shed the light on the hazards of chewing tobacco on consumers health. A mini exhibit was organized with the campaign that included noncompliant commodities and distribution of PACP publications and printed materials in order to raise the awareness of the consumers.
The campaign targeted: Al Ashkharah, Wadi Shab, Ras al Hadd, Wadi Bani Jabir, Al-Ayjah, Wadi Al Shaklah, Wadi Sal, Al-Royes, Falaj Al Mashayekh, Sabt and Seeq

 

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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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