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Al-Dhahirah: Consumer Protection continues its awareness program to promote safe consumer culture

10/09/2017

The Consumer Protection Department in Al-Dhahirah Governorate has recently participated in several awareness events in cooperation with a number of community and government institutions, in its awareness program to promote safe consumer culture in the various segments of the community.

 

The department participated in welcoming the students of the new school year by organizing an educational workshop for the students from Naba’ Al-Ma’rifa School for Basic Education, 1-4 grades in Wilayat of Dhank regarding the importance of awareness in consumption, a definition of safe shopping methods as well as drawing and coloring competitions for the younger students in order to get the consumption information through methods suitable to their age.
The department also presented an awareness lecture about commercial fraud in cooperation with the Omani Women's Association in Dhank, which included a number of topics such as: defining the proper steps that must be followed during shopping for any commodity or receiving any service, emphasis on reading products labels prior to purchase in order to know the components of each product, dates of expiry and production and defining how to select the products and determine which are the best. PACP awareness printed materials were distributed to the consumers in order to establish a safe consumption environment free of fraud and monopoly.

 

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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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