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Al-Sharqiyah South Governorate:awareness lectures to reinforce safe consumer culture in the summer centers

10/07/2018

The Consumer Protection Department Governorate Al-Sharqiyah South Governorate organized  awareness lectures entitled “rights and duties of the Young Consumer” in some of the summer centers in the governorate included: Oman Center for Sailing in Sur, Alisary center in Sur, Majan School for Basic Education in Al-Kamil, and Asma Bint Abu Baker Center for Koran Teaching in Jalan Bani Bu Hassan in an awareness program by the department, to develop and reinforce consumer culture among the students in the summer centers.

 

 

 The lectures included a number of topics such as: defining the rights and duties of the young consumers, tips for safe shopping (receiving an invoice, basics for selecting safe foods, avoiding foods sold by vendors, and foods without labels such as production and expiry dates) and further selection of clothes in accordance to the communities norms and avoiding the clothes that display writings incompatible with a conservatives society, or indecent phrases. The lectures further included an explanation of the banned commodities with samples of the seized commodities from the markets. PACP publications were distributed to the students.

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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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