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Awareness lecture for members of the security vaccination program in Rustaq

11/06/2018


The Department of Consumer Protection in Rustaq has recently organized an awareness lecture for a number of members of the Royal Army of Oman at the Sultan of Oman's Parachute Camp in Rustaq as part of the security program of the Royal Army of Oman in 2018.

 

The aim was to enhance consumer awareness among officers and personnel, providing them with basic information on consumer protection concepts, introducing them to their rights, duties as consumers, and providing them with a secure consumer culture.
The lecture was delivered by Salim bin Mohammed Al-Ibri, Director of the Department, in which he addressed a number of topics such as the Public Authority for Consumer Protection, its competencies, consumer rights and duties, the mechanism of submitting complaints, notifications and electronic consumer guide. He also reviewed some of the decisions issued by His Excellency the Chairman of the Authority on the prohibition of the circulation of some commodities, and the most important seizures carried out by the Authority in general and the Department in particular. At the end of the lecture, discussion and inquiries were opened in the aspects related to consumer protection.

 

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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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