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A visit of students of Umm Salamah School to the Directorate of Consumer Protection in Sohar to introduce the goals and duties of the authority

24/12/2019

A group of students of Umm Salamah School for primary education organized a visit to the Public Directorate of Consumer Protection in the North Al Batinah Governorate recently, within the framework of the Friends of Consumer Protection plan and its concrete role in raising awareness for school students, with a view to identifying the goals and duties of the authority and the role it plays in preserving consumer rights and caring for their interests.

 

 

During the visit, a brief summary was presented about the directorate, its departments, its competencies, the tasks it undertakes and its initiatives in society. After that, they visited the consumer services hall and monitored the markets in the directorate to learn about the services provided by the auditors' hall, methods of submitting complaints, their methods of research and the paths they belong to and finally to solutions. The students also visited the media department, through which they learned about methods of gathering information, methods of editing news and specifications of the good news, in addition to reviewing recent versions of the Public Authority for Consumer Protection, as well as a detailed explanation was provided on samples and samples of goods that were seized and on the detailed reasons and organizational decisions that caused In withdrawing them from the markets. 

This visit comes within the objectives of the Directorate to introduce the Directorate's work in the areas of consumer protection, which would raise the level of female students in dialogue and discussion in consumer matters and develop their consumer thinking in preparation for preparing them to play their role in society.

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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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