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As part of promoting safe consumer culture Awareness lecture on Consumer Rights in Al Batinah North


The Directorate General of Consumer Protection in North Batinah Governorate have recently organized an awareness lecture entitled "Consumer Rights and Article 14 of the Consumer Protection Law" at Al Nahda School for Basic Education in the Wilayat of Shinas, within the framework of the joint cooperation between the General Authority for Consumer Protection and the Ministry of Education.


This comes within the aim of  the Authority to introduce its competences and the rights of consumers, which were approved by the Consumer Protection Law, and to promote safe consumer culture among the various segments of society.
The lecture was given by Ali Al-Kaabi, head of the Postal and Documents Department at the Directorate, during which he addressed a number of topics, including the introduction to the Consumer Protection Authority and its terms of reference, the introduction to Consumer Protection Law and the clarification of all the rights guaranteed to consumers. The lecturer also explained the proper buying process which is based on certain foundations including the identification of needs and the search for alternatives and ensure the quality, dates of production and expiry, the country of origin and warrantees, and ensure after-sales service and obtain the purchase invoice.
The lecture was accompanied by a mini exhibition that included a presentation of samples of some counterfeit and fraudulent goods withdrawn from the markets. The students were introduced to the reasons for their withdrawal and the danger of using them and the methods of forgery practiced by some suppliers during manufacture, sale, distribution or refill.
The organization of such awareness lectures and programs comes within the framework of the Public Authority for Consumer Protection's keenness to deliver its awareness message to all segments of society, and the need to intensify consumer awareness to meet the various economic and consumer challenges.


 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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