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Al-Sharqiyah South Governorate: awareness lectures for the young consumers

30/11/2017


The Consumer Protection Department in Sur, has recently organized a number of awareness lectures for the young consumers, targeting students from Shams Al-Ma’rifah private school in Jalan Bani Bu Ali and Falaj Al-Mashayekh kindergarten in Jalan Bani Bu Hassan and Al-Thaki kindergarten in Al-Kamil Wal Wafi, as a part of its awareness program to promote safe consumer culture among the various segments of the community.

 

 

The lectures covered many topics such as: an introduction of PACP and the rights and duties of the consumers, safe shopping methods suitable to their age. The lecture also including the reading of some stories and the display of some illustrations. The lecture also including entertaining activities such as color and learn booklet.
This program comes within a series of awareness programs, organized by PACP as represented by various departments in the governorates to create a consumer society aware of its rights and duties.
 

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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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