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Awareness lecture to promote consumer culture in Al Seeb

28/03/2019


The Public Authority for Consumer Protection in Al Seeb has organized an educational lecture for the students of Jameela bint Thabet School

 

for Basic Education in cooperation with the Office of Educational Supervision in Al Seeb, in order to introduce students to the role of the Authority for Consumer Protection and its importance to society.
The lecture was presented by Najla Bint Abdullah Al-Khalili, Head of the Information Section at the Department, in which she recognized the efforts, tasks and roles of the Authority. She also addressed a number of awareness issues such as food buying methods from reliable sources, the importance of reading all the data on the product labeling before buying, and not buying canned and bloated canned foods or indicating rust and avoiding the purchase of foods stored in damaged or perforated containers or showing signs of diversion. She also dealt with the subject of clothes that carry inappropriate words, drawings or slogans that do not suit our Islamic community. The lecture was accompanied by a mini exhibition of some original and counterfeit goods, and samples of some of the goods that were seized in the markets.

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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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