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Awareness lecture at Mohammedia Boys School for Basic Education in Bukhaa

23/04/2019



The Department of Consumer Protection in Khasab, in coordination with the General Directorate of Education in Musandam Governorate,

 

has recently organized an awareness lecture at the Mohammedia Boys School for Basic Education titled "Defining the Consumer Protection Law" in order to spread consumer awareness and culture to students and to introduce them to the Consumer Protection Law and the duties and rights of the consumer when buying goods.
The lecture was delivered by Mohammed bin Ali Alat Al-Dhahouri, Director of the Consumer Protection Department in Khasab, during which he addressed several topics, including the objectives of the Consumer Protection Authority, its role and achievements during the past years and what it offered to serve this country and the rights and duties of the consumer in addition to advice and guidance for the consumer and the data that must be included in the goods when buying and methods of commercial fraud. He also explained how to read food labels and some vocabulary items on goods to ensure the success of the shopping process.
The organization of such awareness lectures and programs is part of the ongoing efforts of the Public Authority for Consumer Protection to deliver its awareness messages to all segments of society.

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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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