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Al-Sharqiyah North: Consumer Protection will participate in Summer Centers activities in mid-July

08/07/2018

The Consumer Protection Department in Al-Sharqiyah North Governorate will participate in the Summer Centers activities, which are organized this year under the slogan (Responsible citizen in the summer). These activities are organized by the Directorate General of Education in Al-Sharqiyah North Governorate from 15 -26 July of 2018.

 

 

The department will participate in the activities of the Directorate General of Education in the female category in Al-Manara School Center, and Seh Al-Afia School Center, and in Azzan Bin Tamim School Center, and Abdullah Bin Al-Arqam School Center in the male category.
The participation will include work papers regarding awareness of various topics such as: introduction of consumer protection, tasks, and jurisdictions, consumers rights, lodging complaints, and reports, as well as, everything related to consumption aspect.
 The program will also include a field visit of one of the commercial venues near the summer center, in order to familiarize the participants of product inspection, reading production and expiry date, reading the nutrition labels of the products, and the importance of these labels.
The participation of the department in these events is the result of belief in the necessity of spreading sound consumer culture among all segments of the community, particularly schools’ students, with the integration of the roles of many agencies to the best interest of the community.

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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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