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At the beginning of the new year 2019 The inauguration of the Office of the Public Authority for Consumer Protection in Thumrait

02/01/2019



The Public Authority for Consumer Protection in Dhofar inaugurated on January 1, 2019 the Consumer Protection Office in Thumrait,

 

in cooperation with the Office of the Minister of State and the Governor of Dhofar under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Musallam bin Ahmed Al Hadhari and the Wali of Thumrait and in the presence of members of the Shura Council and the Municipal Council. This comes within the framework of the efforts exerted by the Authority to be close to consumers and to receive their complaints and inquiries and provide services to them wherever they are and to spread a culture of consumer awareness among all members of society.
Ali bin Salem Al Basrawi, Director of Consumer Protection Department in Dhofar said that the opening of this office is a continuation of the government's efforts to spread all services to citizens in all governorates under the wise leadership of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said. The office will be a reference for all consumers and contributes to maintaining the stability of the prices of all consumer goods and services in Thumrait as well as educating suppliers and institutional owners of the laws and regulations of the Consumer Protection Law promulgated by Royal Decree No. 66/2014 and its executive regulation No. 77/2017.
Al Basrawi pointed out that the Authority's office in Thumrait was equipped with all the equipment and service requirements necessary for the success of its mission in serving consumers, preserving their rights and educating them with all their 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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