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Al-Dhahira: two lectures regarding consumption and legal awareness


The Consumer Protection Department in Al-Dhahira, in cooperation with Malik bin Fahm Military Base, has organized two lectures regarding consumption and legal awareness, in order to raise awareness of these two aspects among the segments of society, under PACP message that emphasizes the importance of partnership with government institutions and private establishments in Oman.



The two lectures were presented by: Mr. Mahmoud Saif al-Kalbani, Media Specialist in Department of Awareness and Media and, Mr. Sultan Rashid Al-Azri, the head of Market Organizing and Control Department. The first lecture included an introduction of the services provided by Consumer Protection and the efforts that it employs in order to preserve the rights of the consumers and guarantee the quality of commodities and services in the local markets.
The second lecture covered the legal aspects that govern the relation between the consumer and provider under the Consumer Protection Law 66/2014, as well as, the importance of awareness to avoid the problems that might harm the consumers and burden them financially and psychologically and undermine their rights as guaranteed under the law, which can be avoided through legal awareness.
This participation is a part of the educational and guidance role played by the Consumer Protection to deliver the message of educating the community regarding the culture of healthy and safe shopping and outlining the legal rights of the consumers.



 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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