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Al-Seeb: Recovery of more than OMR 27,000 for consumers in April 2018

07/05/2018

The Consumer Protection Department in Al-Seeb as represented by the complaints division was able to recover OMR 27,818 for a number of consumers in April 2018, in exerted efforts to amicably  solve the complaints lodged by the consumers.                                                    

 

 

The recovered amounts came from different businesses, with manpower recruitment services topping the list with OMR 12,070, Other services OMR 3,850, phones and phone services OMR 2,364, carpet and furniture shops OMR 2,200, car maintenance workshops OMR 2,112, travel and tourism services OMR 1,500, Spare parts OMR 1,435, aluminum and blacksmithing OMR 1415,contracting and building materials OMR 455, Kitchen sector OMR 200, while the total recovered amount from electric and electronic devices, tires, beauty parlors and barber shops, and clothing and textile was OMR 217.
Mr. Ziad Al-Wuhaibi, the Head of the Department stated that these recovered amounts represent a result of the department efforts to protect the right of the consumers in all sectors, through various available means, he further indicated that the department is working tirelessly to protect the rights of the consumers as per the legal procedures applicable in that regard.

 

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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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