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As a reflection of activating the community partnership to achieve the message of the awareness body, “Consumer Protection” in Suhar participates in the Cultural Center (Building Bridges 2019)

16/06/2019



The General Directorate for Consumer Protection in North Batinah Governorate

 

has recently participated in the program of the Cultural Center (Building Bridges 2019) in the summer center at the school of Arwa in the Wilayat of Saham which will continue for two consecutive weeks in an effort to spread the culture of safe consumption among the members of society. The Authority aims at spreading awareness and culture about the rights and duties of the consumer.

The participation of the directorate was represented in an awareness exhibition that included samples of some counterfeit and fake goods, prohibited goods and goods contravening specifications and standards. The participants were also introduced to how to differentiate between original and counterfeit goods and urged them to avoid misleading advertisements that began to spread significantly in our local markets which resulted in the consumer becoming a victim of illegal practices.

A number of guidance and awareness publications have been distributed in order to instill a healthy consumer culture among consumers and provide a range of advice that will contribute to the preservation of their rights, including non-rushing to purchase the unknown items and not to rely on oral cards. The card must be written, documented and kept with the sales bill, especially for long-term goods. The consumer must check the item carefully and ensure its safety before leaving the premises

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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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