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Awareness lecture on consumption issues for young people in Seeb

20/11/2019

The Department of Consumer Protection in Seeb organized an awareness lecture for students of the Skills Genius Center in Al Maabilah, to inculcate a safe consumer culture among the young and to enhance cooperation with various government and community agencies in order to convey their awareness message and spread a safe consumer culture among the community members and inform them about the efforts exerted.

 

The lecture was presented by Najla Al-Khalili, Head of the Media Department at the Administration, in which she addressed a number of axes, including the definition of consumer duties and rights, and a set of tips to achieve safe shopping such as emphasizing the importance of receiving a purchase bill, the definition of the basis for the selection of sound goods, and avoid goods that do not contain explanatory data, such as dates of production and completion. The lecture also included the definition of the ways of choosing clothes in accordance with the privacy of the society, and the necessity of avoiding the purchase of clothes that carry phrases that do not suit the traditions of the conservative society, or words that are indecent.

Prohibited goods were also introduced through showing samples of some seized goods, and a number of the Authority’s awareness publications were distributed to students.

 

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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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