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Al-Rustaq: completion of “We reach you wherever you are”

06/08/2018



The Consumer Protection Department in Al-Batinah South Governorate completed the awareness plan to spread safe consumer culture, in the mountainous areas and wadis in Al-Awabi and Al-Rustaq wilayats, in the department initiative entitled “We reach you wherever you are”.

 

The campaign included an awareness seminar in Al-Alya village in Al-Awabi wilayet, in cooperation with Al-Alya Sports team.
the lecture included a definition of PACP and PACP jurisdiction, mechanism of reports and complaints, showcasing the consumers e-guide and tips and guidelines for shopping. The lectures also emphasized on the necessity of keeping warranty papers and invoices, reading the terms and conditions before signing. Seized items by the department were displayed as well. The lectures highlighted the sound steps for shopping such as avoiding damaged goods, selecting the most impropriate item, item display and validity, distinguishing between fake and authentic commodities, preplanning and making a shopping list, picking the right time to buy in order to save money and effort in selecting the appropriate commodities according to individual needs.

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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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