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Aimed at addressing some of the wrong purchasing behaviors Announcement of winning entries in research and studies on consumer protection competitions

31/03/2019


The Department of Studies and Market Research at the Public Authority for Consumer Protection

 

has announced the winners of the first research and study competition aimed at spreading a culture of rational consumption among its employees in order to create a generation of conscious youth seeking to protect themselves and other members of society. It also aims to motivate employees' creativity to produce high-quality work that increases their awareness of various issues in consumer protection.

The competition was organized by the Department of Studies and Market Research at the Directorate General for Studies and Development as one of the initiatives supporting the study of contemporary issues and challenges of interest to the consumer. A clear time plan for the competition was established in March of each year. The second place was won by Wafaa bint Mahmoud bin Ahmed Al Baloushia from the Directorate General for Consumer Protection in North Batinah in a research entitled "Commercial Fraud and its Effects on the Omani Consumer". Laila bint Salem bin Hamad Al Rememieh, from the Department of Consumer Protection in North Sharqia, won the third place with her research entitled "The role of the Public Consumer Authority in spreading consumer culture among members of Omani society". The first place prize was withheld.

 

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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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