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Al-Sharqiyah North: Seminar for Consumer Protection employees to instill the culture of protecting public monies

12/04/2018

The Consumer Protection Department in Al-Sharqiyah North, in cooperation with SAI, as represented by SAI Department in Ibra, organized an awareness lecture for the employees regarding protecting public monies and preserving the gains and capabilities of the nation, in order to instill the culture of protecting public monies and protect the wealth, properties and achievements of the country.

 

The seminar included many topics such as: defining the laws and regulation of audit work and showcased the (Financial Disclosure) and (Annual Disclosure for government official) forms. 

The seminar also covered information about SAI website and, receiving complaints and reports from the citizens regarding the financial, and administrative issues, and the mechanism in place to deal with such issues. The seminar shed the light on communication between SAI and the citizens through smartphone apps, or by visiting the SAI HQ in Muscat Governorate, or SAI branches in the governorates or through social media networks. 

The seminar included an explanation of the mechanism to process the issues such as: study and research as well as investigation, and collecting the attached proving evidences. The event also included a Q&A with the audience to answer their questions and inquiries.

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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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