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Al-Sharqiyah South Governorate: Awareness lecture titled (Consumers Rights and Duties) in order to raise awareness among all segments of the community.

08/10/2017

The Consumer Protection Department in Sur has recently organized an awareness lecture titled (Consumers Rights and Duties) targeting the women of Wad, Abbat and Al-Dhahir villages in order to promote safe consumer culture among members of the community in the governorate. 

 

The lecture included an introduction of the eight rights of the consumers, as well as, the Consumer Protection Law, duties of the consumers while shopping, the most important steps in safe and proper shopping such as: checking the commodity’s contents and validity and reading the labels, keeping the purchase invoice and warranty and after-sale services papers.
The lecture also shed the light on the negative aspects of the misleading advertisements in order to avoid them, in addition to, the hazards of the smokeless chewing tobacco and the damage it causes on the health of community members in general and on the young consumers in particular. The lecture also included a mini-exhibit for seized commodities samples such as: expired commodities or banned commodities that were pulled off the markets.
These training programs represent a part of PACP’s care to protect the consumers and, to deliver the awareness message to all segments 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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