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Awareness lecture in Musandam security sector on the Consumer Protection Law and its Executive Bylaws

16/10/2017

The Consumer Protection Department in Khasab, has recently organized an awareness lecture titled “the Consumer Protection Law and its Executive Bylaws” in the Security entrenchment program of the Royal Army of Oman units, the lecture targeted the entirety of the staff in Musandam sector security command of officers and personnel, in order to familiarize them with the rights and duties of consumers and to instill safe consumer culture.

 

The head of the department, Mr. Talal Ahmed Al-Shihi presented the lecture covering a number of topics such as: introducing PACP and PACP’s objectives, rights and duties of the consumers, steps to be followed upon the discovery of a defect in a commodity and steps of lodging a complaint.
Mr.Al-Shihi also gave an extensive explanation of the Consumer Protection Law as promulgated by Royal Decree No. 66/2014 and, displayed some acts and practices that violate that law including: dealing with commodities and services prior to meeting all the health and safety requirements, and not providing correct information to the consumers by the providers and the advertisers regarding the commodities and services.
The lecture also included a presentation for the PACP tole in consumer protection and the most important cases and seizures, in addition to, the cases that were referred to the General Prosecution as well as others that were solved in the department.

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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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