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Al-Sharqiyah North: awareness lecture in Al-Wasil School for Basic Education to raise a generation of consumers that is aware of its rights and duties


The Consumer Protection Department in Al-Sharqiyah North Governorate has recently organized a lecture and an exhibit for the students of Al-Wasil School for Basic Education in Wilayat of Badia, to familiarize them with safe consumer culture to raise a generation of consumers that is aware of its rights and duties.


The lecture covered many topics such as introducing the consumers rights and duties, ways of proper shopping through exercises that simplify the process for the first phase students. The students watched a video with characters named: “Murshid” and “Murshida” explaining proper shopping stages: pre-purchase, during purchase and the final stage of keeping the invoice and preserving the commodities safely to prevent spoilage.
 An exhibit was held for female second students which displayed commodities that were pulled off the markets of the governorate such as: spoiled commodities, obscene clothing items and banned materials with an explanation of the reason for the ban in addition to, the distribution of PACP awareness printed materials.


 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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