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Awareness lectures to introduce the efforts made to protect the consumer in Seeb

16/10/2019

The Consumer Protection Department at Seeb has recently organized awareness lectures in a number of schools in Al Seeb state, including Jawharat Muscat and Al Waha School for Basic Education, with the aim of spreading sound consumer awareness to all segments of society, based on the message of the Authority on the importance of partnership with various government and private institutions in the Sultanate.

 

The lectures were delivered by Najla Al-Khalili, Head of Media department by secondment, which she addressed a number of axes, including introducing the Authority and its goals, the role it plays in protecting the consumer, its efforts to preserve all consumers ' rights and ensure quality in goods and services in the local markets. She also introduced the ways of submitting complaints and how the Authority deals with them. In addition, she provided a simplified explanation of consumer culture, consumer rights and duties using educational and leisure activities, some leisure games that develop students' consumer culture were also introduced, and awareness films were shown to the young consumer during the lecture.

 

On the other hand, a number of students from Al-Mashariq School for Basic Education in Al Seeb visited the administration headquarters, within the framework of cooperation between the Authority and different governmental and private institutions, in order to spread the safe consumer culture among different societal groups, including school students.

 

During the visit, students were introduced to the Public Authority for Consumer Protection and its competencies, and the ways of filing complaints and reports, and students were briefed on the exhibition of original and counterfeit commodities at the Administration, through which they learned about samples of some goods drawn from markets that are in violation of standards and specifications.

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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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